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Incidence

Incidence is the rate of new (or newly diagnosed) cases of the disease. It is generally reported as the number of new cases occurring within a period of time (e.g., per month, per year).

There are more men 80+

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Prevalence

Prevalence is the actual number of cases alive, with the disease either during a period of time (period prevalence) or at a particular date in time (point prevalence).

There are more women 80+

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Stroke Belt

Southeastern US is known as the “stroke belt” because of the high fat diet; fried food, inactivity, lack of access to healthcare

AA men have the highest risk for stroke