Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, June 19th, 2005
In order to eliminate such disparities, efforts should be made to improve access to healthcare, control hypertension and increase awareness of stroke signs and symptoms among young and middle-aged adults, particularly in black and Hispanic communities, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Death certificate data in 2002 suggest that stroke decedents among black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanics die at younger ages than whites and non-Hispanics. For example, over 3400 excess stroke deaths would not...
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