- In general, American Indians/Alaska Natives and non-Hispanic whites have similar rates of strokes (cerebrovascular disease) and stroke-related deaths.
Diagnosed Cases of Stroke:
|Age-adjusted percentage of stroke among persons 18 years of age and over, 2018|
|American Indian/Alaska Native||Non-Hispanic White||American Indian/Alaska Native / Non-Hispanic White Ratio|
Source: CDC 2021. Summary Health Statistics: National Health Interview Survey: 2018. Table A-1a.
|Age-adjusted stroke death rates per 100,000 (2018)|
|Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native||Non-Hispanic White||Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native / Non- Hispanic White Ratio|
Source: CDC 2021. National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 69, No. 13. Table 10.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr69/nvsr69-13-508.pdf [PDF | 2.05MB]
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