More Millennials are having strokes

Every year in the United States, stroke affects nearly eight hundred thousand people and millions of caregivers. Despite the large number of incidences of stroke, it remains a highly misunderstood malady with many misconceptions. Stroke can affect the young as well as the old, and warning signs are often overlooked.

In a study published earlier this year in JAMA Neurology, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that in a nine-year span from 2003 to 2012 there was a 32 percent spike in strokes among 18- to 34-year-old women and a 15 percent increase for men in the same range.

Scientific American’s analysis sought to dig deeper into the data by exploring whether the stroke trend differed by location.

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