Krueger, H, Koot J, Hall RE, O’Callaghan C, Bayley M, Corbett D. Stroke 2015; 46: 2226-2231.
Our research on the prevalence of stroke estimated that 405,000 individuals were living with the effects of a stroke in Canada in 2013, yielding a prevalence rate of 1.15%.
The number of people living with the effects of a stroke is expected to increase to between 654,000 and 726,000 by 2038.
We completed this research on the prevalence of stroke for the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery.
Prevalence rates on stroke survivorship and stroke disability are essential for agencies charged with the provision of services. Furthermore, complete and inclusive information assists agencies in monitoring improvements in treatment and prevention.
Trends in stroke data between 2000 and 2012 suggest an insignificant decrease in stroke prevalence, but a substantial and rising increase in the number of individuals experiencing the effects of stroke. Stroke prevalence varied considerably between regions.
Previous estimates of stroke prevalence have underestimated the true number of individuals experiencing the effects of stroke in Canada. Furthermore, the projected increases that will result from population growth and demographic changes highlight the importance of maintaining up-to-date estimates.
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