Stroke Disease Death Rate

Cardiovascular Health Indicator
Measure: Stroke Death Rate

Indicator Date of Most Recent Measure Current Measure Trend
Age-adjusted mortality rate due to stroke 2018 32.7


  • Stroke is the sixth-leading cause of death in Minnesota, responsible for 5% of all deaths in 2018.
  • Minnesota’s stroke death rate is about 13% lower than the United States average in 2018, and ranks 12th lowest of the fifty states and District of Colubmbia.
  • In Minnesota, African Americans/Africans and Asians/Pacific Islanders die from stroke at higher rates than every other race and ethnic group, at approximately 40% higher than whites. Death rates due to stroke for American Indians are approximately 26% higher than whites.
  • Stroke deaths have been dropping for decades, but this trend seems to have stopped, and may have reversed since 2007.

See Also:

Quick Facts about Stroke

What is Stroke?

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Updated Friday, 12-Jun-2020 13:46:49 CDT