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Stroke and Hispanic Americans

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

At a glance – Diagnosed Cases of Stroke:

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

 

Hispanics/Latinos

Non-Hispanic White

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic
White Ratio

Men and Women

2.7

2.4

1.1

Men

2.4

2.3

1.0

Women

3.0

2.4

1.3

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:

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

 

Hispanic

Non-Hispanic White

Hispanic/Non-
Hispanic White Ratio

Men

31.8

34.9

0.9

Women

27.6/p>

34.5

0.8

Total

29.6

35.8

0.8

Source: CDC, 2014. National Vital Statistic Report. Vol. 64, Num 02 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 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

Last Modified: 1/28/2016 10:26:00 AM