Death from Stroke

Death from Stroke

What does this measure?

The number of deaths per year due to stroke, expressed as an age-adjusted rate per 100,000 residents.

Why is this important?

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and fourth in Pennsylvania. Mortality rates for specific causes of death can show to what extent a community is embracing and implementing advances in prevention, care, and treatment of specific ailments.

How is our county performing?

In 2016, there were 39 deaths from stroke per 100,000 people in Erie County. This was similar to the state and national rates. Since 2000, Erie's rate decreased by 39%. This is a larger decline than that seen in Pennsylvania (37%) and similar to the decline in the nation. The state and national rates have declined more consistently than Erie, whose rate has fluctuated throughout the 2000-2016 period.

How do we compare to similar counties?

The 2016 mortality rate due to strokes in Erie County was higher than Broome County, NY (27), Luzerne County, PA (33) and Stark County, OH (36). Stark and Broome counties had larger decreases in their stroke mortality rates from 2000 to 2016 than Erie with decreases of 50% and 59% respectively. Luzerne's rate decrease (33%) was smaller than Erie's.

Notes about the data

Rates have been adjusted for differences in age and gender among the geographies. National data are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; state- and county-level data are from state health departments.

Death from Stroke
United States6158575551484544424039383736373837
Erie County, PA6456584945534749453938454236483839
Broome County, NY6654565644374037374240433231282927
Stark County, OH7263596253544844473740364139353136
Luzerne County, PA4941515041394039333538352829293533

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Notes: Rates per 100,000 residents

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