These following maps are from the CDC. They show the stroke-related deaths for people 35 and older. We are specifically pointing these statistics out because, in the past, strokes mostly happened in the 65 and older. Now younger people are becoming stroke victims.
Deaths caused by stroke age 65+
- Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes.*
- Stroke is the fourth largest cause of death in the U.S.
- Stroke is the primary cause of permanent, long-term disability
Eighty-seven percent (87%) of strokes are ischemic, generated by blood-clots in the brain*
* Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics, 2017