Results for - Stroke--it may be closer than we think

1,862 voters participated in this survey
Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the US (after heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease and accidents). Has your life been touched by stroke--either occurring to yourself or a loved one?

1. Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the US (after heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease and accidents). Has your life been touched by stroke--either occurring to yourself or a loved one?

Yes
42%
775 votes
No
49%
917 votes
Undecided
9%
170 votes
A stroke occurs when blood supply is cut off to an area of the brain. Brain cells are then deprived of oxygen and die. Have you, personally, ever been diagnosed with any type of stroke?

2. A stroke occurs when blood supply is cut off to an area of the brain. Brain cells are then deprived of oxygen and die. Have you, personally, ever been diagnosed with any type of stroke?

Yes
5%
100 votes
No
81%
1,504 votes
Undecided
4%
82 votes
Not Applicable
9%
176 votes
The two types of stroke are aneurism (hemorrhagic) and what we refer to simply as stroke (ischemic), which is caused by a blood clot. Have you known anyone who has died from an aneurism?

3. The two types of stroke are aneurism (hemorrhagic) and what we refer to simply as stroke (ischemic), which is caused by a blood clot. Have you known anyone who has died from an aneurism?

Yes
32%
598 votes
No
51%
942 votes
Undecided
8%
141 votes
Not Applicable
10%
181 votes
A TIA is a

4. A TIA is a "mini-stroke," lasts less than 24 hours and mimics stroke symptoms. I've personally had one of these, though ER docs called it a migraine. Whatever! Have you or anyone you know ever had a TIA?

Yes
27%
511 votes
No
49%
907 votes
Undecided
13%
245 votes
Not Applicable
11%
199 votes

5. Stroke is one of those medical emergencies that people may not think about or study as much as others such as Alzheimer's or suicide (6th and 10th leading causes of death in US). Awareness is critical to prevention. Have you personally done any research or reading about stroke?

Yes--I have read a lot about stroke
13%
244 votes
Yes--I have read a little about stroke
20%
369 votes
Sort of. I know a little but really haven't studied it.
22%
404 votes
No, I haven't read much if anything about stroke and haven't pursued it as a subject of interest.
28%
523 votes
Not applicable
17%
317 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
5 votes
01/13/2016 Living 1862 39 By: Tiger_Lily

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