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Stroke risk quiz

How much do you know about stroke risk?

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the UK, responsible for 8.7% and 12.6% of male and female deaths in England and Wales according to the Office for National Statistics. You can change many of your risk factors if you know which ones count, such as stopping smoking and maintaining a healthy weight. Test your knowledge

  1. The most important modifiable risk factor for stroke is high blood pressure.
  2. Strokes rarely occur in people under 65.
  3. Most people who have a stroke don't survive.
  4. Women are more likely to die of stroke than men.
  5. People who smoke daily double their risk of stroke.

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