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African American men are twice as likely to have a stroke as their white adult counterparts. Further, black men are 60 percent more likely to die from a stroke than their white adult counterparts.
At a glance – Diagnosed Cases of Stroke:
Non-hispanic Black/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
Men and Women
Source: CDC 2014. Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: 2012. Table 2.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_260.pdf [PDF | 3.5MB]
At a glance – Death Rate:
Hispanic White Ratio
Source: CDC, 2014. National Vital Statistics Report. Vol. 64, No. 2 Table 17.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_02.pdf [PDF | 1.68MB]
At a Glance – Risk Factors:
There are several risk factors related to stroke. Some of these risk factors are:
Obesity and Overweight – See Obesity and African Americans
Hypertension – See Heart Disease and African Americans
High Cholesterol – See Heart Disease and African Americans
Cigarette Smoking – See Heart Disease and African Americans