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Death Rate Due To Stroke Rising For Middle-Aged People In The U.S.

According to a new study, in over half of all counties in the U.S., an increasing percentage of middle-aged people are dying due to strokes. The study—which investigated stroke death rates at the county level—shows a statistical jump earlier masked by regional data demonstrating a leveling-off of mortality rates due to stroke following years of decline. The findings of the study were published in the AHA’s (American Heart Association) journal Stroke. Eric Hall—Lead Author of the study from Emory University—said, “Everyone should pay attention to this. At the regional level, we are aware that stroke mortality had been gradually declining for a few decades and began to decline in 2010. We analyzed those death rates at the county level and reported they were surging in many counties. This was occurring amongst middle-aged groups and was quite surprising.”

Generally, stroke death rates—the number of deaths due to stroke every year divided by the total population—dropped slightly by almost 0.7% every year between 2010–2016 for people aged 35–64 Years. It drop by 3.5% for those 65 Years and older. But when scientists looked analyzed the data on the county level, they discovered that stroke death rates surged in 56.6% of counties in that time span for adults amid 35–64 Years, with 1 in 4 counties, in fact, encountering a 10% or more surge.

On a similar note, recently, a study showed that young adults having PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) might have a higher peril of stroke in middle age. Reportedly, young adults who encounter PTSD may be more tend to experience a TIA (transient ischemic attack) or major stroke incident by middle age, increasing the peril as much as other better-known peril factors, as per to new research. The findings were published in Stroke.

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