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epidemiology of stroke in Australia
48,000 Australians have a stroke each year, with 70% of these being their first ever stroke.
30% who have a stroke, have a further stroke within 1 year
~20% (9,000) die within 1 month of a stroke, and 1/3rd die within 12 months
78% of all deaths from stroke are in those aged 75yrs and older
incidence of stroke doubles for every decade after 45yrs age
stroke is the 3rd largest disease burden in Victoria & 2nd largest cause of years of life lost in women (4th largest in men)
whilst deaths from stroke and stroke incidence is decreasing, its prevalence is increasing with increased ageing population and increased survival after stroke.
in Victoria, acute stroke & TIA
presentations are expected to increase at 2.7% p.a., while in the > 85yr old age group, it will rise by 5% p.a.
medical conditions contributing risk
lifestyle modifiable risk factors
stroke.txt · Last modified: 2019/08/16 07:49 by gary1