Talk with people to prevent another stroke!
Mark Twain said, “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” When we look at the worldwide statistics about strokes, we aren’t laughing at the facts!
There are 7.9 billion people on the earth today (in late 2021). Approximately 1% of those people are living with the effects of a stroke. That doesn’t seem too bad. But when you break it down to the actual numbers, 80 million people are alive, but differently-abled (disabled) by a stroke. It is worse in poor areas of the world.
I am going to look at the label we put on people that are “disabled” by a stroke or another condition in a later post.
Stroke is the second cause of death globally. It is important to know that a large percentage of strokes are preventable. Some say 80% of them! This is by changing the habits that can lead to a stroke. High blood pressure, smoking, obesity, diabetes mellitus, atrial fibrillation, abnormal concentrations of fats or fat-proteins, (dyslipidaemia) or the lack of physical activity all increase your risk of having a stroke. If you deal with these conditions NOW, you will have fewer bad events in the future.
When we dig deeper into the stroke statistics, 10% of stroke patients still alive are under the age of 44 years when they were hit with a stroke. 60% of the stroke patients still alive, had their stroke when they were less than 70 years young. The statistics say that 51% are women and 49% are men of stroke patients still alive. It is sobering!
The weight of the burden of stroke has gotten substantially heavier over the past decades. That is because of several factors. The population is expanding. The population is getting older. There is increasing preventable stroke risk factors, especially in low and middle-income countries.
In the USA, there are almost 800,000 people who have a stroke each year. From those patients, approximately 650,000 will survive their stroke. Every year, 76% will experience significant issues each year. It means that about 500,000 will be “disabled!” Of those people, 26% remain disabled in basic activities of daily living and 50% have reduced mobility due to weakness. Aphasia and depression are often cited as frequent causes for “disability.”
When we examine the stats, we know that stroke is a serious condition that requires our attention. Even if you had a stroke, we need to spread the word, so we can prevent more strokes!
Sources: https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/ https://www.world-stroke.org/assets/downloads/WSO_Global_Stroke_Fact_Sheet.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6288566/ & https://www.zora.uzh.ch/id/eprint/159894/1/Global_burden_of_stroke_27.11.2017.pdf
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