Why this is important: Stroke is the sixth leading cause of death in Spokane County. Modifying risk factors for stroke can greatly reduce the risk of having a stroke and the severity of its outcomes. Risk factors for stroke, such as physical inactivity, hypertension, and smoking are also risk factors for other chronic health conditions.

Definition: Percent of adults who have ever had a stroke.

Data Source: Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, supported in part by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cooperative Agreement U58/SO000047-2 through 4 (2012-2014), NU58/DP006066-1 through 5 (2015-2019), NU58/DP006865-1 through 3 (2020-2022). Calculations and presentation of data by Spokane Regional Health District, Data Center.



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