Stroke, the death of brain tissue usually resulting from artery blockage, is the third 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, 2009-2011
For combined years 2009-2011, Blacks or African Americans had the highest rate of stroke death (49.9/100,000) among race groups.
The state rate was 36.4/100,000.
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+.
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 (2010 Census), U.S. Bureau of the Census.
The rate of stroke deaths (ICD-10 codes I60-I69) per 100,000 population.
How We Calculated the Rates
The number of deaths due to stroke (ICD-10 codes I60-I69) among Utah or U.S. residents for a calendar year.
Total midyear resident population for the same calendar year.
Page Content Updated On 11/13/2013,
Published on 11/14/2013
Healthy Living Through Environment, Policy and Improved Clinical Care (EPICC), Bureau of Health Promotion, Division of Disease Control and Prevention, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2107,
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