Black, hispanic people more likely to die than white people after some types of stroke
Black and Hispanic people are more likely to die in the first month after certain types of stroke than white people, according to a study published in the June 1, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Disparities in death from stroke among racial and ethnic groups
“We’ve known that there are disparities in death from stroke among racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. due to higher stroke rates, higher burden of risk factors for stroke, socioeconomic inequality and structural racism, but we have needed more information breaking these differences down by type of stroke,” said study author Hugo J. Aparicio, MD, MPH, of Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.
These results will help us to better understand the nature of this health inequity.”
For the study, researchers reviewed health records of 37,790 people who had strokes and were hospitalized in the Veterans H ...
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