Table 2: Studies reporting prevalence of stroke (any type).

Country Study Time of data collection Setting Sample sizePrevalence in percent (95% CI where reported)
MaleFemaleTotal

FranceNo studies identified

GermanyNo studies identified

ItalyD’Allessandro et al. 2009 [18]2004Inhabitants of the Valley of Aosta region aged ≥15 years6930 (3223 men; 3707 women)1.33 (0.9–1.79)1.59 (1.24–2.05)1.47 (1.21–1.78)

SpainNo studies identified

2006-2007Data from registered GP patients in England, Scotland, and Wales61 660 614NRNR1.7
2006Data from the Joint Health Surveys Unit Health Survey for England (individuals aged 16 years and over)NR22NR
BHF 2009 [16]2003Data from the Scottish Health Survey (individuals aged 16 years and over)NR22NR
UK2005-2006Data from the Welsh Health Survey (individuals aged 16 years and over)NR32NR
2005-2006Data from the Northern Ireland Health and Social Wellbeing Survey (individuals aged 16 years and over)NR21NR
BHF 2009 [16], Hippisley-Cox et al. 2004 [17]2003Data from GP practices across the UK (data from patients of all ages)NR0.70.7NR

US CDC 2007 [19]2005Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System telephone survey conducted across the US Participants asked “has a doctor or other health professional ever told you that you had a stroke?”356 112 (136 201 men; 219 911 women)2.7 (2.5–2.8)2.5 (2.4–2.7)2.6 (2.5–2.7)
CDC 2008 [20]2008Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System telephone survey conducted across the US Participants asked “ever told you had a stroke?”NRNRNR2.6

BHF: British Heart Foundation, CDC: Centers for Disease Control, CI: confidence interval, NR: not reported, UK: United Kingdom, US: United States. Sources: [1620].