Average Stroke Age Falls 

The average age of people suffering from strokes in England has fallen, according to the latest figures. The average age for men fell from 71 to 68 and 75 to 73 for women between 2007 and 2017, Public Health England said. 

The shift is partly due to increased stroke rates among 40-69 year olds, up from 33% to 38% in this period. 

However, there has been a drop in the proportion of over 70s having strokes in part thanks to health checks which focuses more closely on stroke risk factors.