- Overall, Asian American adults are about 20 percent less likely than white adults to die from a stroke(cerebrovascular disease).
- In general, Asian American adults have lower rates of being overweight or obese, lower rates of hypertension, and they are less likely to be current cigarette smokers, all risk factors for having a stroke (cerebrovascular disease).
Diagnosed Cases of Stroke:
|Age-adjusted percentage of stroke among persons 18 years of age and over, 2018|
|Asian||Non-Hispanic White||Asian / Non-Hispanic White Ratio|
Source: CDC 2020. Summary Health Statistics: National Health Interview Survey: 2018. Table A-1a.
|Age-adjusted stroke death rates per 100,000 (2017)|
|Non-Hispanic Asian||Non-Hispanic White||Non-Hispanic Asian / Non- Hispanic White Ratio|
Source: CDC 2019. National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 68, No. 9. Table 10.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr68/nvsr68_09-508.pdf [PDF | 1.76MB]
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