Stroke in Minnesota - Minnesota Department of Health

Stroke in Minnesota

How common is stroke in Minnesota?

  • In 2017, approximately 2.4% of adults in Minnesota reported ever having had a stroke in their lifetime – more than 100,000 people.1
  • More than 5% of all deaths in Minnesota are due to stroke (2,248 deaths in 2017), making it the sixth-leading cause of death in the state. 2
  • In 2016, Minnesotans experienced more than 11,000 hospitalizations for acute stroke events.3
  • In 2017, Minnesota was ranked 11th lowest for overall stroke mortality among states and the District of Columbia.4

Are there disparities in stroke rates in Minnesota?

  • From 2013-2017, the stroke death rate is more than 40% higher in both African-Americans and Asians compared to whites.2
  • The lowest stroke death rates are in Hispanic men and women.2

What is the economic cost of stroke?

  • In Minnesota, total charges for inpatient hospitalizations due to stroke equaled $418 million in 2013.3
  • In the United States, there were over $45 billion in annual stroke-related medical costs, including procedures, hospitalizations, rehabilitation, and lost productivity due to mortality in 2014 and 2015.5

Health information on stroke and its risk factors

For more information, contact: Jim Peacock (651) 201-5405.

1 Minnesota Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Unadjusted prevalence.
2 Vital Statistics 2012-2016. MN Center for Health Statistics, MDH.
3 MN Hospital Uniform Billing (UB) Claims Data, Health Economics Program, MDH and Minnesota Hospital Association.
4 CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, Compressed Mortality File (CMF) on CDC WONDER Online Database.
5 Benjamin EJ, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2019 Update: A report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2019;139:e1-e473.


Updated Monday, 14-Mar-2022 07:41:20 CDT