CDC's Vital Signs report finds the decline in stroke related deaths has stalled.

National Forum

September 6, 2017

CDC reported key findings:

·        After decades of decline, the progress in preventing stroke deaths has slowed.

·        Blacks continue to have the highest stroke death rates among all races/ethnicities.

·        Stroke death rates increased among Hispanics by 6 percent each year from 2013-2015.

·        The decline in stroke death rates slowed in 38 states (about three out of four states and the District of Columbia) from 2000 through 2015.

Visit http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns​ for the full CDC Vital Signs report, including information, preventative strategies, and graphics for health systems, providers, and professionals.