Research and analysis

First stroke estimates in England: 2007 to 2016

These reports use general practice data to estimate the incidence of first-ever strokes in England.

Documents

Briefing document: first incidence of stroke 2007 to 2016

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Technical document: first incidence of stroke 2007 to 2016

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Details

These estimates of the incidence of first-ever strokes in England between 2007 and 2016 used data from the Health Improvement Network’s general practice database to make the calculations.

The briefing document reports on:

  • the estimated total number of first strokes in England in 2016
  • trends in incidence
  • differences in stroke incidence by age, gender, ethnicity and deprivation.

The technical document explains how the estimates were created.

This work supports and was released to coincide with the launch of the 2018 ActFast stroke awareness campaign.

Published 1 February 2018