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Stroke and American Indians/Alaska Natives

  • In general, American Indians/Alaska Native adults are twice as likely to have a stroke than their White adult counterparts.
  • American Indian/Alaska Native adults are more likely to be obese than White adults and they are more likely to have high blood pressure, as compared to White adults.

At a glance – Diagnosed Cases of Stroke:

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

 

American
Indian/Alaska
Native

Non-Hispanic
White

American
Indian/Alaska
Native/White Ratio

Men and Women

4.6

2.2

2.1

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)

 

American
Indians/Alaska
Natives

Non-Hispanic White

American
Indians/Alaska
Natives/Non-
Hispanic White Ratio

Men

29.8

37.5

0.8

Women

26.5

37.4

0.7

Total

28.1

37.8

0.7

Source:  CDC 2013. National Vital Statistics Report. Vol. 61, No. 04 Table 16-17.
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 American Indians/Native Americans

Hypertension – See Heart Disease and American Indians/Native Americans

High Cholesterol – See Heart Disease and American Indians/Native Americans

Cigarette Smoking – See Heart Disease and American Indians/Native Americans


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