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Stroke and Hispanic Americans

  • Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites have similar rates of strokes (cerebrovascular disease) and stroke-related deaths.

Diagnosed Cases of Stroke:

Age-adjusted percentages of stroke among persons 18 years of age and over, 2018
  Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic / Non-Hispanic White Ratio
Men 2.8 3.1 0.9
Women 2.3 2.3 1.0
Total 2.5 2.7 0.9

Source: CDC 2020. Summary Health Statistics: National Health Interview Survey: 2018. Table A-1a.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/shs/tables.htm

Death Rate:

Age-Adjusted Stroke Death Rates per 100,000 (2017)
  Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic / Non-Hispanic White Ratio
Men 34.0 36.0 0.9
Women 29.6 36.0 0.8
Total 31.8 36.4 0.9

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]

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: 2/3/2020 4:19:00 PM