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This fact sheet presents the prevalence of stroke in Western Australia in 2010—that is, the number of people who had at least 1 hospital admission for stroke in the previous 10 years and were still alive on 30 June 2010.
Only 17% of stroke cases occurred in those aged under 55 years
For those aged 85 and over more women than men had experienced a stroke, reflecting the longer life span of women
Two in three strokes occurred in those aged 65 and over, nearly half were in those aged 75 and over
In Western Australia, 14,900 people (0.6%) had a stroke between 2000 and 2010 and were still alive in 2010
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