Indicator Report - Stroke (Cerebrovascular Disease) Deaths
Why Is This Important?Stroke, the death of brain tissue usually resulting from artery blockage, is the third age-adjusted leading cause of death in Utah. About 700,000 new or first-time strokes occur in the U.S. each year. Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability. Although strokes occur in all age groups, those 65 and older are most likely to experience stroke.
Data NotesICD-10 codes I60-I69 (equivalent to NCHS 113 Leading Causes of Death #61: Cerebrovascular Diseases).
Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using 3 groups, 0-44, 45-64, and 65+.
Data SourcesUtah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health. Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Counties in Utah, U.S. Bureau of the Census, IBIS Version 2013.
DefinitionThe rate of stroke deaths (ICD-10 codes I60-I69) per 100,000 population.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 10/23/2014, Published on 11/21/2014