We’ve collated the latest data for the UK and each of the nations to provide accurate information on the number of strokes, stroke prevalence (the number of living stroke survivors) and stroke as a leading cause of death. This is reviewed regularly to ensure the data is up-to-date. You can see the data sources and definitions used here.

Key statistics:
 
  • Stroke strikes every five minutes 
  • 100,000 people have strokes each year
  • There are 1.3 million stroke survivors in the UK

Explore our interactive maps and charts to discover up-to-date information about stroke in the UK. 

Hover over or click on the maps and charts to see more information.

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UK summary

Leading causes of death

Stroke is a type of cerebrovascular disease, which is one of the leading causes of death in the UK. Stroke accounts for roughly 75% of deaths from cerebrovascular diseases.

Stroke prevalence in England

This chart shows the number of living people who have had a stroke or TIA in England, according to their GP practice record.

The country is divided up into areas based on local health services: in England, this is Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

Stroke prevalence in Scotland

This chart shows the number of living people who have had a stroke or TIA in Scotland, according to their GP practice record.

The country is divided up into areas based on local health services: in Scotland, this is NHS Boards.

 

Stroke prevalence in Wales

This chart shows the number of living people who have had a stroke or TIA in Wales, according to their GP practice record.

The country is divided up into areas based on local health services: in Wales, this is Local Health Boards.

Stroke prevalence in Northern Ireland

This chart shows the number of living people who have had a stroke or TIA in Northern Ireland, according to their GP practice record.

The country is divided up into areas based on local health services: in Northern Ireland, this is Health and Social Care Trusts (HSCTs).

  
Coming soon: demographic information.

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