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Stroke and Hispanic Americans

Hispanic American adults have similar risks of suffering from a stroke as their non-Hispanic White adult counterparts.  They are less likely to die from a stroke and they have lower rates of hypertension and high cholesterol as non-Hispanic white adults.  However, Hispanic women are 20 percent more likely to have a stroke than non-Hispanic White Women, according to one survey.

At a glance – Diagnosed Cases of Stroke:

Age-adjusted percentages of stroke among persons 18 years of age and over, 2010

 

Hispanics/Latinos

Non-Hispanic White

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic
White Ratio

Men and Women

2.6

2.5

1.0

Men

2.4

2.7

0.9

Women

2.8

2.3

1.2

Source:  CDC 2011.  Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: 2010.  Table 2.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_252.pdf [PDF | 1.6MB]

 

 At a glance – Death Rate:

Age-Adjusted Stroke Death Rates per 100,000 (2009)

 

Hispanic

Non-Hispanic White

Hispanic/Non-
Hispanic White Ratio

Men

30.9

38.1

0.8

Women

28.0

37.0

0.8

Total

29.5

37.8

0.8

Source: CDC, 2012. National Vital Statistic Report. Vol. 60, Num 03 Table 17.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_03.pdf [PDF | 2MB]

 

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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