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Stroke and Hispanic Americans

Hispanics are 30 percent more likely to have a stroke than non-Hispanics.

At a glance – Diagnosed Cases of Stroke:

Age-adjusted percentages of stroke among persons 18 years of age and over, 2011

 

Hispanics/Latinos

Non-Hispanic White

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic
White Ratio

Men and Women

2.8

2.2

1.3

Men

2.7

2.0

1.4

Women

2.9

2.3

1.3

Source:  CDC 2012.  Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: 2011.  Table 2.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_256.pdf [PDF | 3.12MB]

 

 At a glance – Death Rate:

Age-Adjusted Stroke Death Rates per 100,000 (2010)

 

Hispanic

Non-Hispanic White

Hispanic/Non-
Hispanic White Ratio

Men

39.6

37.5

1.1

Women

38.9

37.4

1.0

Total

39.6

37.8

1.0

Source: CDC, 2013. National Vital Statistic Report. Vol. 61, Num 04 Table 17.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_04.pdf [PDF | 3MB]

 

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 Hispanic Americans

Hypertension – See Heart Disease and Hispanic Americans

High Cholesterol – See Heart Disease and Hispanic Americans

Cigarette Smoking – See Heart Disease and Hispanic Americans


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