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Stroke and Asian Americans

Overall, Asians Americans adults are less likely than white adults to die from a stroke.  In general, Asian Americans adults have lower rates of being overweight or obese, lower rates of hypertension, and they are less likely to be current cigarette smokers, however they are 20 percent more likely to suffer a stroke as their White counterparts.

At a glance – Diagnosed Cases of Stroke:

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

Asian

Non-Hispanic White

Asian/ Non-Hispanic White Ratio

2.7

2.2

1.2

Source:  CDC 2012.  Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: 2012.  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)

 

Asians/Pacific
Islanders

Non-Hispanic White

Asians/Pacific
Islanders/Non-
Hispanic White Ratio

Men

35.2

37.5

0.9

Women

31.4

37.4

0.8

Total

33.2

37.8

0.9

Source:  CDC 2013. National Vital Statistics Report. Vol.61, No. 04 Table 16-17.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/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 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


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