African Americans at Greater Risk for Stroke than Other Ethnic Groups

George Dawson
According to the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, African Americans are at greater risk of death from cardiovascular disease and stroke than any other ethnic group. Cardiovascular disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death for African-American men and women—claiming the lives of over 100,000 annually. In 2000, cardiovascular disease accounted for 37% of all African-American deaths. It's estimated that 40% of African-American women and 41% of African- American...
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