Information on mortality from cerebrovascular disease and stroke is drawn from the database of death registrations maintained by National Records of Scotland (NRS, formerly the General Register Office for Scotland).
- Age standardised mortality rates for cerebrovascular (CVD) have fallen steadily over the last 10 years from 81.9 per 100,000 population in 2002 to 47.7 per 100,000 population in 2011, a reduction of 41.8% in the last 10 years and 5.7% in the last year (see Table MS1).
- CVD mortality is related to age. In 2011 the age-sex standardised mortality rate was 1.5 per 100,000 population in the 0-44 age group whereas in the 75+ age group the rate was 824.1 per 100,000 (see Table MS1)
- The mortality rate for stroke has been decreasing steadily. The 2011 standardised rate was 26.1 per 100,000 population, a fall of 44.6% from the 2002 figure of 47.1 per 100,000 population. Subarachnoid haemorrhage follows a similar downward trend (see Table MS1)
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Number of cerebrovascular disease deaths, with crude and age-sex standardised mortality rates, by age, health board of residence and year of death registration, 2002-2011.
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Cerebrovascular disease mortality in under 75 year olds; progress against targets.
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Number of cerebrovascular disease deaths, with crude and age-sex standardised mortality rates, by age, council area of residence and year of death registration 2002-2011.
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