Proportion of young stroke patients those younger than 45 years is going up significantly according to a population study based upon more than one million people over a 12 year period. The average age of the time of stroke dropped from 71.3 years in 1993 to 1994 to 70.9 years in 1999 to 68.4 in 2005. Over the same time period, the percentage of stroke patients younger than 45 years rose from 4.5 percent in 1993/1994 to 5.5 percent in 1999 and 7.3 percent in 2005. Risk factors were identified. Among those age 20 to 44 years, diabetes and coronary heart disease significantly increased between 1995 and 2005. There were similar although not significant increases in hypertension and high cholesterol (Cerebrovascular & Critical Care, March 2010).