Question by animescifigamer359: What is the mortality rate for stroke victims?
My Grandpa recently suffered a stroke and I just wanted to know.
Answer by HK3738
although a few years old but a good reference, good luck with your grand father’s health
Stroke mortality rates differ substantially by sex and race, with men having a mortality ratio 25% higher than women and blacks having a ratio 40% higher than whites.1 There are also substantial geographic variations in stroke mortality rates, with residents of the “stroke belt” (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Louisiana) having a mortality ratio 40% higher than the rest of the nation.2–4 Even within single states (both in the stroke belt and for the rest of the nation), stroke mortality rates can be quite heterogeneous.5–7 For example, a “buckle” of the stroke belt has been identified in the coastal plain of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, where for select ages the stroke mortality rate is 100% higher than for the remainder of the nation.8
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