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Impact of Stroke: Death, Disability and Treatment Costs

In the United States, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death, killing almost 130,000 people per year. It is also a leading cause of serious, long-term disability for adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts the prevalence of stroke will increase nationally by almost 25 percent from 2010 to 2030. CDC estimates that stroke costs the United States an estimated $34 billion each year in medical costs, medications, and missed days of work.

In Ohio, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death, killing 5,791 people in 2014. It is also a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. The medical costs of stroke treatment in Ohio are estimated to be $3.6 billion per year and are predicted to increase to $4.4 billion per year by 2020, a cost increase of 61 percent. Use the CDC Chronic Disease Cost Calculator to estimate the economic burden of stroke.

 

Page Updated 11/14/2016