Stroke in a biracial population: the excess burden of stroke among blacks.

  title={Stroke in a biracial population: the excess burden of stroke among blacks.},
  author={Brett M Kissela and Alexander T Schneider and Dawn Kleindorfer and Jane C Khoury and Rosemary J Miller and Kathleen Alwell and Daniel Woo and Jerzy P. Szaflarski and James M Gebel and Charles Moomaw and Arthur Martin Pancioli and Edward C. Jauch and Rakesh Shukla and J P Broderick},
  volume={35 2},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Excess mortality resulting from stroke is an important reason why blacks have higher age-adjusted mortality rates than whites. This observation has 2 possible explanations: Strokes occur more commonly among blacks or blacks have higher mortality rates after stroke. Our population-based epidemiological study is set in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region of 1.31 million people, which is representative of the US white and black populations with regard to many… CONTINUE READING
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