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Age-specific excess deaths associated with stroke among racial/ethnic minority populations--United States, 1997.

Centers for Disease Control , and Prevention (CDC) (2000) Age-specific excess deaths associated with stroke among racial/ethnic minority populations--United States, 1997. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 49 (5). pp. 94-7. ISSN 0149-2195

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Abstract

Stroke was the third leading cause of death in the United States in 1997. During 1950-1996, age-standardized stroke death rates declined 70% for the entire U.S. population; however, the decline varied among racial/ethnic populations. The estimated number of stroke deaths by race/ethnicity and age illustrate the differences in stroke mortality that may be used to direct prevention efforts. This report presents an analysis of stroke mortality by age and racial/ethnic group; the findings indicate that for persons aged 35-64 years, excess stroke deaths and higher risk for stroke mortality occurred among members of U.S. racial/ethnic minority populations than among the non-Hispanic white population.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Full free text available at publisher's web site.
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cardiovascular Disease
Government Publications > US Department of Health and Human Services > Centers for Disease Control
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Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 19:24
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 19:24
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2922

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