How Much Do You Know About Stroke?

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Stroke is a loss of brain function most often caused when blood flow to the brain is blocked. It also can be caused by hemorrhage, which is when blood gets into the skull or brain. See how much you know about stroke.

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

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

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

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

Check your answers.

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

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