Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke)

Shows the age-adjusted death rate per 100,000 population due to cerebrovascular disease and stroke. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is blocked or when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures, causing brain tissue to die. A stroke often starts as a sudden feeling of numbness or weakness on half of the body. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of adult disability. About 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. One American dies from a stroke every 4 minutes, on average (Nat Vital Stat Rep. 2011; Heart disease and stroke statistics €”2013 update: a report from the American Heart Association).

Measurement Period: 2012-2016
Value: 44.8
HP 2020 Target:Healthy People 2020 target: Reduce stroke deaths to 34.8 deaths per 100,000 population.






HP 2020

  • 26.4
  • 59.4
  • 92.4

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Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2012-2016 44.8
    2011-2015 46.5
    2010-2014 46.9
    2009-2013 48.4
    2008-2012 49.2
    2007-2011 47.7
    2006-2010 46.3

Peer Counties

  • Peers included in this indicator: Cabarrus, NC; Catawba, NC; Davidson, NC; Iredell, NC; Orange, NC; Randolph, NC;

  • 44.8
    • 31.4
    • 42.4
    • 52.9
  • Peer counties are those counties similar in population composition and selected demographics. Of the peer counties, only the ones that have data for the same indicator/time frame have been included.

    This county has 43 peer counties

    Peer counties (counties and county-like geographic areas) in stratum number 11 were stratified on the basis of the following factors: Frontier Status, Population Size, Poverty, Age

    All Peer Counties for Cabarrus

    Shelby, AL; Marin, CA; Larimer, CO; Middlesex, CT; Tolland, CT; Johnson, IA; Linn, IA; McLean, IL; Sangamon, IL; LaPorte, IN; Tippecanoe, IN; Shawnee, KS; Hampshire, MA; York, ME; Clay, MO; Cabarrus, NC; Catawba, NC; Davidson, NC; Iredell, NC; Orange, NC; Randolph, NC; Cass, ND; Lancaster, NE; Merrimack, NH; Strafford, NH; Hunterdon, NJ; Greene, OH; Lake, OH; Licking, OH; Portage, OH; Warren, OH; Wood, OH; Butler, PA; Cumberland, PA; Dauphin, PA; Monroe, PA; Washington, RI; Lexington, SC; Minnehaha, SD; Alexandria, VA; Arlington, VA; Chittenden, VT; La Crosse, WI; Winnebago, WI;



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