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 2020 32.1


  • Stroke is the sixth-leading cause of death in Minnesota, responsible for 4% of all deaths in 2020. This is a lower proportion of overall deaths than is typical, as COVID-19 became the third-leading cause of death in 2020.
  • Minnesota’s stroke death rate is about 17% lower than the United States average in 2020, and is tied for 11th lowest of the fifty states and District of Columbia.
  • In Minnesota, there are large disparities in deaths due to stroke. Asians/Pacific Islander, African-American/African Born, and American Indian Minnesotans die at rates approximately 40% higher than Minnesotans overall. Latinx/Hispanic Minnesotans have the lowest stroke death rates. These disparities in deaths are rooted in historical inequities that have persisted in the United States and Minnesota for many years.
  • Stroke deaths have been dropping for decades, but this trend has stalled, and may have reversed since 2007.

See Also:

Quick Facts about Stroke

What is Stroke?

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Updated Wednesday, 23-Feb-2022 13:52:54 CST