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Stroke rates among African Americans have doubled in less than a month

The statistics were presented at the American Stroke Conference in Chicago by Robert A.
Pomey, PhD, and Michael J.
African Americans are five times less likely to suffer a primary stroke than whites, reporting one-third of strokes.
African Americans of low risk, diabetic, obese/obese, or obese/obesogenic subgroups were excluded.
“Overall, stroke in African Americans was 235 strokes per 1,000 person-years, as opposed to 193 strokes per 1,000 person-years in the overall African American population,” said “BlackOneKU.” These differences were not statistically significant, meaning that the correction for confounding factors did not exist.
However, when all sociodemographic information was considered, using standard definitions of stroke, stroke incidence increased by 1% between 1990 and 2016 (P < .01).