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State of the Nation: stroke statistics

By February 13, 2018National News

Stroke is a sudden and devastating illness – however, many people are unaware of its widespread impact.

The Stroke Association’s State of the Nation report is a definitive, up-to-date, evidence-based and easy-to-understand set of statistics relating to stroke. It includes statistics on:

  • incidence
  • mortality
  • prevalence
  • risk factors
  • stroke treatment and care
  • the impact on the lives of stroke survivors.

The report reveals that in the UK almost two thirds (65%) of stroke survivors leave hospital with a disability. Around three quarters of stroke survivors have arm or leg weakness, around 60% have visual problems and around a half have difficulty swallowing and loss of bladder control. Communication is also affected in around a third of stroke survivors.

You can download the report as a pdf here

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