While the death rate from stroke is higher among African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and Asians and Pacific Islanders than Whites, African Americans suffer disproportionately.Quick Facts
- African American adults are twice as likely than their White adult counterparts to have a stroke.
- In general, American Indian/Alaska Native adults are twice as likely to have a stroke than their White adult counterparts.
- In general, Asians American adults are slightly more likely than white adults to have suffered a stroke, and they are less likely to die from a stroke.
- In 2011, Hispanic women were 30 percent more likely to have a stroke than non-Hispanic white women.