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African Americans and Stroke

This site offers information about why African Americans have an increased risk of stroke. Risk factors include higher rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, and sickle cell anemia.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Stroke Association

African Americans and Stroke: American Stroke Association

African Americans have almost twice the risk of first-ever stroke compared with Caucasians. But there is hope. By following these three simple steps, you can help protect yourself against stroke.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Stroke Association