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Stroke and Asian Americans

Overall, Asians Americans adults are less likely than white adults to die from a stroke.  In general, Asian Americans adults have lower rates of being overweight or obese, lower rates of hypertension, and they are less likely to be current cigarette smokers.

At a glance – Diagnosed Cases of Stroke:

Age-adjusted percentages of stroke among persons 18 years of age and over, 2012

Asian

Non-Hispanic White

Asian/ Non-Hispanic White Ratio

1.8

2.4

0.8

Source:  CDC 2014.  Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: 2014.  Table 2.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_260.pdf[PDF | 3.5MB]

 

At a glance – Death Rate:

Age-Adjusted Stroke Death Rates per 100,000 (2013)

 

Asians/Pacific
Islanders

Non-Hispanic White

Asians/Pacific
Islanders/Non-
Hispanic White Ratio

Men

31.2

34.9

0.9

Women

27.9

34.5

0.8

Total

29.4

35.0

0.8

Source:  CDC 2014. National Vital Statistics Report. Vol.64, No. 02 Table 16-17.
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 Asians Americans

Hypertension – See Heart Disease and Asians and Pacific Islanders

High Cholesterol – See Heart disease and Asians and Pacific Islanders

Cigarette Smoking – See Heart disease and Asians and Pacific Islanders

Last Modified: 11/19/2015 11:01:00 AM