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 2017 31.9


  • Stroke is the sixth-leading cause of death in Minnesota, responsible for 5% of all deaths in 2017.
  • Minnesota’s stroke death rate is about 15% lower than the United States average in 2017, and ranks 11th 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, more than 40% higher than whites.
  • Stroke deaths have been dropping for decades, but this trend seems to have stopped, and may have reversed since 2007.

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Quick Facts about Stroke

What is Stroke?

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Updated Wednesday, 24-Apr-2019 08:47:56 CDT