Stroke in Minnesota
How common is stroke in Minnesota?
- In 2014, approximately 2.2% of adults in Minnesota reported ever having had a stroke in their lifetime – more than 90,000 people.2
- More than 5% of all deaths in Minnesota are due to stroke (2,172 deaths in 2014), making it the fifth-leading cause of death in the state.3
- In 2014, Minnesotans experienced more than 12,000 hospitalizations for acute stroke events.4
- In 2014, Minnesota was ranked 13th lowest for overall stroke mortality among states and the District of Columbia.5
Are there disparities in stroke rates in Minnesota?
- From 2010-2014, the stroke death rate is 25% higher in African-Americans and 30% higher in Asians compared to whites.3
- The lowest stroke death rates are in Hispanic men and women.3
What is the economic cost of stroke?
- In Minnesota, total charges for inpatient hospitalizations due to stroke equaled $418 million in 2013.4
- In the United States, there were over $33 billion in annual stroke-related medical costs, including procedures, hospitalizations, rehabilitation, and lost productivity due to mortality in 2011 and 2012.1
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1 Mozaffarian D, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2016 Update: A report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2015;132:e1-e323.
2 Minnesota Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
3 Vital Statistics 2010-2014. MN Center for Health Statistics, MDH.
4 MN Hospital Uniform Billing (UB) Claims Data, Health Economics Program, MDH and Minnesota Hospital Association.
5 CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, Compressed Mortality File (CMF) on CDC WONDER Online Database.