Stroke-Rates-Decline-in-the-US Stroke Rates Decline in the US

Stroke Rates Decline in the US

10/28/2019

Stroke Rates Decline in the US

Rates of stroke among U.S. adults over age 65 have steadily decreased over the past 30 years, according to a study that tracked participants from the 1980s through December 2017.

Rates of decline were consistent across decades, sex and race, the study authors report in JAMA Neurology.

“Stroke is the main cause of disability in adult populations and one of the main causes of death in developed countries,” said lead study author Silvia Koton of Tel Aviv University in Israel and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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