What are the race-related variances in the incidence of ischemic stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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In the United States, blacks have an age-adjusted risk of death from stroke that is 1.49 times that of whites. [49] Hispanics have a lower overall incidence of stroke than whites and blacks but more frequent lacunar strokes and stroke at an earlier age.


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