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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.

Stroke Deaths by Race, Utah, 2011-2013

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For combined years 2011-2013, most racial minority populations had higher rates of stroke death compared to the general Utah population (36.5/100,000), and the rate for Pacific Islanders was significantly higher (65.5/100,000). The rate for the American Indian/Alaska Native population was significantly lower (16.6/100,000).

Data Notes

ICD-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 Sources

Utah 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.

Other Views


The rate of stroke deaths (ICD-10 codes I60-I69) per 100,000 population.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: The number of deaths due to stroke (ICD-10 codes I60-I69) among Utah or U.S. residents for a calendar year.
Denominator: Total midyear resident population for the same calendar year.

Page Content Updated On 10/23/2014, Published on 11/21/2014
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Content updated: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:56:26 MST