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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:
Asian/ Non-Hispanic White Ratio
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:
Hispanic White Ratio
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]
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