Stroke Quiz Answers

1. Stroke is the ___ leading cause of death in the United States.
a) 1st
b) 2nd
c) 3rd
d) 4th
e) None of the above

d - About 130,000 people a year die in the U.S. from stroke. The leading killer in the U.S. is heart disease (600,000 deaths a year), followed by cancer (575,000 deaths) and chronic lower respiratory disease (about 140,000 deaths).

2. In the United States, stroke occurs more frequently in the ___.
a) Northeast
b) Southeast
c) Midwest
d) Southwest
e) West

b - North Carolina is smack in the middle of the "stroke belt,'' an 11-state region where incidence of stroke (and cardiovascular disease) is significantly higher.

3. True or false: African-Americans face twice the risk of white Americans as having a stroke.

True.

4. Which of the following conditions put people at higher risk of stroke?
a) Diabetes
b) Obesity/diet
c) Physical inactivity
e) Excessive alcohol use
f) All of the above

e - All of the above.

5. Strokes cost the U.S. an estimated ___ a year.
a) $14.2 billion
b) $25 billion
c) $38.6 billion
d) $51 billion
e) None of the above

c - The total cost amount for stroke includes health care services, medications and missed days of work.


Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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