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Race Matters in Stroke Survival, Study Finds

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Racial disparities in health outcomes persist in the United States, with blacks and Hispanic Americans within a month of hemorrhagic stroke than White Americans New studies show that you are more likely to die.

“We know that there are disparities in stroke deaths between racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Higher stroke rate. Stroke, socio-economic inequality, and risk factors for structural racism are high, but more information was needed to classify these differences by type of stroke. ” Research co-author Dr. Hugo Aparicio said.

In this study, researchers analyzed data from the US Veterans Health Administration for approximately 38,000 patients who were hospitalized for stroke over a 10-year period. Men accounted for 98% of patients.

Nine tenths (89%) of strokes were caused by blood clots (ischemic strokes). 9% have intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke and 2% have subarachnoid hemorrhage stroke, both Brain bleeding.

After adjusting for factors that may affect post-stroke mortality risk, such as smoking, diabetes, and heart disease, researchers found that hispanics with subarachnoid hemorrhage stroke were 1% compared to 20%. We concluded that within a month the risk of death increased by 30%. Increased risk for Caucasian patients.

Studies show that black patients with a stroke of intracerebral hemorrhage have a 27% increased risk of white patients, compared with a 30% increased risk of dying within a month.

The report was published online in the journal on June 1st. Neurology..

“These results help us better understand the nature of this health inequalities,” Aparicio explained in a news release in the journal.

“Given certain types of stroke, especially different types of hemorrhagic stroke, the differences in mortality between races and ethnic groups are very different,” said Aparicio.

He added that if all types of stroke are considered together as one illness, it can mask the underlying racial or ethnic disparities. “Given these differences in stroke mortality by race and ethnicity, it’s clear that groups of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Asian Americans also need more research,” he said. ..

Researchers said the findings may not apply to women and the general public, as almost all of the study participants were male veterans.

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