HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Mexican Americans at greater risk for stroke than non-Hispanic whites

SAN FRANCISCO The first comparison study of stroke risk among Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites has shown that Mexican Americans experience a substantially greater incidence of stroke. Overall, depending on age, Mexican Americans had between 15 and 110 percent higher stroke risk compared with non-Hispanic whites. Study details and conclusions will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 56th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Calif., April 24 May 1, 2004.

More than one in eight people in the United States are of Hispanic origin, and Mexican Americans are the largest Hispanic sub-group. Stroke is the leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States. Stroke remains a very treatable and preventable condition.

Researchers from the University of Michigan Stroke Program, Ann Arbor, conducted a population-based study in Nueces County, Texas, an urban county with 313,645 residents. The vast majority (95 percent) of the county's residents live in Corpus Christi. They selected Nueces County for its high concentration of Mexican Americans (56 percent), high quality of medical care, and because it is more than 150 miles from the nearest major city where a stroke victim might otherwise be treated for a cerebrovascular event.

From January 2000 through December 2002, all stroke cases in subjects age 45 and older were identified from in-hospital and out-of-hospital sources. Cases were validated by board certified neurologists. Cerebrovascular disease incidence and risk ratio estimates comparing stroke in Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites were calculated.

During the study period, 2,350 cerebrovascular events occurred, 54 percent of which were in Mexican Americans. The crude annual total cerebrovascular event rate was 64 per 10,000 in Mexican Americans and 50 per 10,000 in non Hispanic whites.

"We were not surprised to find that Mexican Americans experience a substantially greater i
'"/>

Contact: Kathy Stone
kstone@aan.com
651-695-2763
American Academy of Neurology
27-Apr-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Cedars-Sinai researchers identify a gene that causes insulin resistance in Mexican Americans
2. Mexican-American stroke study shows differences
3. Mexican Americans more likely to die of heart disease than Caucasians
4. Scientific societies honor creation of the Mexican steroid hormone industry
5. U.S., Mexican scientific societies honor former Penn State professor
6. Low Folate Levels In African American And Mexican American Adults
7. New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans
8. Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
9. Researchers say breast cancer in Africa may provide clues to the disease in African-Americans
10. African-Americans receive less aggressive heart attack treatment
11. Americans support most uses of reproductive genetic testing, report on US attitudes reveals

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Mexican Americans greater risk for stroke than non Hispanic whites

(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... E-Volve Health, ... leading national healthcare solutions organization, to provide electronic medical record (EMR) consulting services ... Amerinet members will receive negotiated pricing on E-Volve Health’s Epic EMR consulting, custom ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... Mayo ... Indianapolis, have chosen Center for Hospice Care (CHC) for physician Hospice and ... at CHC as part of fulfilling their requirements for obtaining national Board Certification ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... DriButts, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping ... Group to manufacture a long-lasting reusable diaper for warm weather climates where there ... 600 DriButts Diapers to rural areas of Haiti during a trip scheduled for ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... Results of a ... Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis has found physician leadership development training programs to ... percent of respondents said their organizations conduct some kind of physician leadership development ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... care community to be situated at 4400 Columbine Drive in Bellingham, Washington. Silverado ... 2016, and has been carefully designed to serve up to 80 people living ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:E-Volve Health to Offer EMR Consulting Solutions to Amerinet Members 2Health News:Physicians from Mayo Clinic and Indiana University to Complete Hospice & Palliative Medicine Training at Center for Hospice Care 2Health News:DriButts Diapers Rely on Slingshot Help in Haiti 2Health News:DriButts Diapers Rely on Slingshot Help in Haiti 3Health News:Survey finds growing movement for physician leadership training 2Health News:Survey finds growing movement for physician leadership training 3Health News:Site Dedication Ceremony to Celebrate New Silverado Memory Care Community 2
(Date:9/3/2015)... 2015 Research and ... of the "Global Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Devices Market ... The global craniomaxillofacial devices market to grow at ... report covers the present and future scenario of ... calculate the market size, we use revenues generated ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... , Sept. 3, 2015 HeartWare International, ... of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are ... that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Doug ... Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference at 8:50 a.m. ET on ... 9-10, 2015 at The Hyatt Regency, Boston ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... Sept. 3, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Investigation Report on China Olmesartan Market, 2010-2019" report ... medoxomil was successfully developed by Sankyo Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd ... olmesartan medoxomil was approved by FDA to enter the ... best- selling drug in the world after it succeeded ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Devices Market 2015-2019 - Product Innovation and Cost Reduction a Key Market Trend 2HeartWare Presentation At The 2015 Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference To Be Webcast 2China Olmesartan Investigation Market Report 2010-2019 2
Cached News: