A long decline of deaths due to stroke was analyzed by researchers in the US between the years 1975 and 2019. But now, it seems the issue is about to surge again.
There are hundreds of cases of stroke mortality that come along each year.
As per an analysis conducted in this regard, stroke mortality per 10 lakh plummeted from 88 to 31 for females and 112 to 39 for males between the years 1975 and 2019 in the US.
They further found that deaths due to stroke fell despite a steep rise in age adjusted risk as the risk of having a stroke tends to rise as the age advances.
For example, a 10% reduction in the fatality rate for someone who is 75 year old would be far more than a person who is just 35 year old.
Stroke Deaths Are Rising Again After A Long Decline
As researchers continue to examine the deaths related to stroke, it is estimated that the figures are likely to rise with age.
Please note that age-adjusted stroke deaths per 1 lakh people bottomed out in 2014 and surged again during the last five years of the study period.
“Starting around 1960, the later you were born, the higher your risk of suffering a fatal ischemic stroke at any particular age,” says lead author Cande Ananth, chief of the division of epidemiology and biostatistics in the department of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
“This study didn’t identify a cause for this trend, but other research suggests the main culprits are increasing rates of obesity and diabetes.”
This article was originally published by Rutgers University. Republished via Futurity.org