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The American Stroke Association (ASA), a division of the American Heart Association, reports the following statistics regarding strokes:
Stroke is the fourth largest cause of death, ranking behind diseases of the heart, all forms of cancer, and lower respiratory disease.
Almost every 40 seconds in the United States, a person experiences a stroke.
Over 4 million U.S. adults live today with the effects of a stroke.
ASA estimates strokes cost the U.S. $73.7 billion in 2010.
Women account for about 6 in 10 stroke deaths.
Black males have almost twice the risk of a first-ever stroke compared with white males.
Hispanics have an increased risk of stroke compared with non-Hispanic whites.
Each year about 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke in the U.S.
Stroke accounts for about 1 out of every 18 deaths in the U.S.
There are more strokes as people live longer because the risk of stroke increases with age.
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