Update 25 April 2007:
More facts and figures from New Straits Times "Stroke: You may be next... it's the nation’s No. 4 killer disease" such as stroke is the 4th most common killer disease in Malaysia, many victims die within a month with only 10% that managed to recover fully. It also talked about the cause of stroke, mainly due to lack of exercise and unhealthy diets, as well as hypertension.
An average of 6 Malaysians suffer stroke every hour. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek said:
“It is surprising that a total of about 52,000 Malaysians get a stroke in a year when it is the most preventable of all life-threatening health problems."
Source: Star Online Nation "Health Minister: Every hour, 6 M'sians suffer stroke"