Stroke victim numbers will grow: report

18 March 2013

AUSTRALIA’S stroke victim numbers are set to grow to catastrophic levels, the Stroke Foundation says.

Launching a new report costing the national impact of strokes, Stroke Foundation chief executive Erin Lalor said successive governments had neglected the area.

Previous estimates had put the number of Australian stroke victims at 350,000, but the report found there were more than 420,000 stroke survivors in 2012.

It said this was set to grow to 700,000 by 2032.

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