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Facts about stroke:
- About 780,000 strokes occur every year in the US.
- About 3 out of 2,000 adults over the age of 45 have a stroke each year in the US.
- About 6 out of 1,000 people have had a stroke in the US.
- Males are 3 times more likely to have strokes than females.
- As many as 4 out of every 10 people over the age of 45 who are having stroke symptoms, fail to seek medical care for their symptoms (because they do not realize what their symptoms mean).
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PubMed Stroke References
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