QuickStats: Death Rates from Stroke Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years, by Sex and Age Group

In 2018, the death rate from stroke was 242.7 per 100,000 persons aged 65 years or older.

Persons aged 85 years or older had the highest death rate from stroke (984.3), followed by those aged 75–84 years (256.0) and those aged 65–74 years (76.8).

For both men and women, the death rates increased with age.  The death rate for women (261.6) was higher than that for men (219.0) for persons aged 65 years or older, but men had higher stroke death rates for the 65–74 and 75–84 age groups.

Women aged 85 years or older had higher death rates than did men in this age group.

Source: National Vital Statistics System mortality data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6933a5.htm

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