Facts about an abdominal aortic aneurysm:
- About 2% of people in the US have an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms are most common in men between the ages of 40 and 70 years.
- About 9% of those over 65 years old have an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
- Men are 4 times more likely to develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm than women.
- Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms account for 15,000 deaths in the US each year.
- Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms are the 10th leading cause of death in men over 55 years old.
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