Stroke risk assessment: quiz

Answer the following questions. Based on your score, you will be able to see whether you are at a low, slightly increased, moderately increased, or high risk of having a stroke.

1. What is your age?
less than 45
2. Gender?
Male   Female

3. What is your ethnic background?
African American
Native American

4. Have you ever had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke?
Yes   No

5. Do you have high blood pressure?
Yes   No   Don't know

If yes, are you taking treatment?
Yes   No

If you are taking treatment, is your treated blood pressure less than 140/90?
Yes   No

6. Do you have high cholesterol?
Yes   No   Don't know

If yes, are you taking treatment?
Yes   No

7. Do you have a high homocysteine level?
Yes  No  Don't know

If yes, are you taking treatment?
Yes  No

8. Do you have diabetes?
Yes  No

9. Have you ever had a heart attack or do you have chest pains (angina)?
Yes No

10. Do you have an irregular heart beat called atrial fibrillation?
Yes No

If yes, are you taking?
Neither Aspirin nor Warfarin

11. Do you smoke?
Yes   No

12. How much alcohol do you drink?
1-2 drinks/day or less
more than 2 drinks/day

13. Do you have a close relative (parent or sibling) who has had a stroke?
Yes  No

14. Are you 20 pounds or more overweight?
Yes No

15. Do you engage in 30 minutes of physical activity at least 3 times per week?
Yes  No

16. Do you take birth control pills?
Yes  No

17. Do you take post-menopausal hormone replacement?
Yes  No

Click For Score

Score Results =

Scoring Guide: 
< 19.5 Low Risk
19.75 - 22.75 Slightly Increased Risk
23 - 25 Moderately Increased Risk
more than 25 High Risk

Note: Your score only gives an estimate of your risk of a stroke based on these risk factors. It does not predict whether you will or won't have a stroke.


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