March 5, 2024 

The death rate from stroke for rural Missouri residents was higher than urban residents between 2017 and 2021. However, strokes were still the fifth leading cause of death for both rural and urban Missouri residents within the same years.

A stroke can sometimes cause temporary or permanent disabilities. Signs of a stroke are face drooping, arm weakness, and speech difficulty.

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These materials are based in part upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), United States Department of Agriculture, under sponsored project number Missouri AgrAbility Award 2022-41590-38128.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90TBSG0061-02-00, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.