The lifetime risk of stroke for men and women over age 25 globally is 25%.
In an NEJM study, large geographic variations were found. In 2016, the highest-risk regions were East Asia (38.8%), Central Europe (37.1%), and Eastern Europe (31.6%). The lowest region of stroke risk was sub-Saharan Africa (11.8%).
NEJM 20 Dec 2018; 379:2429-2437