Stroke is the second major cause of death and one of the leading causes of long-term disability worldwide. There are approximately 100 million people in the world living with stroke aftermath at any one time and approximately 14 million new people are affected by stroke every year. In the United States alone, there are about 5.5 million stroke survivors and every 45 seconds someone has a stroke. Every 3 minutes someone in the USA dies from a stroke, and about half of stroke survivors are left disabled. In the USA, approximately 46,000 more women than men have a stroke annually. In Black, Māori and Pacific people the risk of having a stroke is about 1.5 – 2 times greater compared with white people.

Although the number of people who experience a stroke greatly increases with age, up to 25% of all strokes happen in people younger than 65 years.


Developed in collaboration with international leaders in stroke prevention, the free Stroke RiskometerTM app is an award winning and easy-to-use tool for measuring your individual risk of a stroke. The app is able to calculate your risk through evaluating a series of risk factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, lifestyle and other health factors that directly influence your likelihood of a stroke within the next five and ten years. It will supply essential information on how you can reduce your chance of having a stroke and will monitor your risk as you start to modify your personal risk factors. The app is suitable for people aged 20 - 90+.

Stroke Riskometer™ application

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