Data Sources

  • Hospital Patient Data


Stroke Data


To provide ongoing surveillance on the burden and distribution of stroke in Rhode Island.

Key Information

Information on stroke risk factors and healthcare access.

Rhode Island Numbers

Prevalence of Stroke, 2016

Proportion of Strokes by Age Group, 2016

By Gender among Adults over the age of 50, 2016

  • Men over the age of 50 are at higher risk of stroke than women in the same age group.

Patients provided with stroke education

  • Rhode Island hospitals have steadily improved the rate of eligible stroke patients provided with stroke education*

*Stroke education must address all of the following to qualify: personal risk factors for stroke, warning signs for stroke, activation of emergency medical system, need for follow-up after discharge, and medications prescribed


Average Length of Hospital Stay for Stroke Patients

  • Since 2010, Rhode Island has reduced the average number of days stroke patients spend in the hospital ("length of stay," or LOS) from above to below the New England and national averages.

Time from "Last Known Well" to hospital arrival, 2016

In treating strokes, every minute counts. Chances of an optimal outcome are increased when people recognize the signs of a stroke, can provide the "last known well" (LKW) time (i.e. the last time the patient was known to be without signs or symptoms of a stroke),and get the patient to the hospital as soon as possible.

  • In Rhode Island, there is still room for progress on knowing and reducing LKW to arrival times.