Strokes to kill 12,000

medical stethoscope
medical stethoscope

The Stroke in Australia: no postcode left untouched report breaks down, using federal electorates, where stroke has already impacted and where it is likely to in the future.

The report estimates 313 strokes will be suffered by people in the Fremantle electorate, equal seventh in the State with Tangney, this year.

At the top of the list in WA is Swan with an estimated figure of 375, followed by Stirling (372) and Curtin (366).

The South Australian electorate of Hindmarsh tops the nation for estimated strokes in 2014 with 519, followed by Lyne in New South Wales (479) and Sturt in South Australia (477).

Nationally, more than 50,000 stroke cases will be recorded this year, with two-thirds of those who survive set to live with some form of disability.

Close to 12,000 people will die from a stroke.

NSF WA executive officer Jonine Collins said the report showed stroke wasn’t limited to any particular section of the community.

Strokes cost Australians $5 billion each year,

‘Stroke kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer,’ she said.

‘This devastating disease also places significant demands on health services, families and the community across the country.’ To check out the report visit strokefoundation.com.au.