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What is the most common age for strokes?

Among the American population, 1 in 4 strokes occur in those under age 65. The risk for a stroke doubles roughly every decade after age 55. In rare instances and usually under severe circumstances, even infants can have a stroke. Doctors consider it quite rare to be under age 45 and have a stroke—at that age, a stroke is likely to be caused by a pre-existing health condition.

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