Today's Date: June 20, 2024
Third annual progress report on the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act highlights prog   •   National Beverage Corp. Announces LaCroix Partnership with Inter Miami CF   •   AHF Helps Shore Up HIV Care in Pierce County   •   Netflix’s ‘Toughest Forces on Earth’ Host and Former British Special Forces Soldier Dean Stott Receives MBE   •   Ahead of the Second Anniversary of the Overturn of Roe v. Wade, New IWPR Analysis Shows State Abortion Bans Cost the US Economy   •   SNOOP DOGG'S DR. BOMBAY PARTNERS WITH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB LONG BEACH, PITTSBURGH AND PORTLAND TO PROVIDE ICE CREAM SOCIALS &am   •   Molina Healthcare of New Mexico Supporting Residents Impacted By New Mexico Wildfires   •   Cambium Learning Group Releases 2023 Impact Report Highlighting Its Commitment to Addressing the Most Critical Needs of K-12 Stu   •   Healthy meals for our kids   •   'booster' Partners with NIL Summit to Debut Players-First Platform Ahead of July Launch   •   Wayfinder Family Services Earns Highest Possible Rating from Charity Navigator   •   LA Kings Unveil Brand Evolution   •   Vizient examines pulsed field ablation, wearables for women’s cardiovascular health in latest Medical Device Tech Watch   •   #1 SPORT FOR OLYMPIC AUDIENCES AND FEMALE FANS FINDS FIELD OF PLAY WITH GLOBAL IMPACT GYMNASTICS ALLIANCE (GIGA)   •   Envision Energy Releases 2024 Net Zero Action Report Highlighting Global Decarbonization Achievements   •   More than 1,000 Florida adolescents will learn about emotional intelligence thanks to the partnership between the Ismael Cala Fo   •   Gwen Mills Elected President of UNITE HERE, First Woman to Lead the Union in its 130-Year History   •   Peruvian Trade Set for Boost as DP World Completes $400M Callao Port Expansion   •   Hebrew SeniorLife's Jack Satter House to Receive Up To $20 Million HUD Grant to Support Energy Efficiency and Climate Resilience   •   Beazer Homes USA, Inc. Announces the Release of its 2023 Sustainability Report
Bookmark and Share

Native Hawaiian Stroke. Diabetes Risk Explored

 ST. PAUL, MN – Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders may be at higher risk for hemorrhagic stroke at a younger age and more likely to have diabetes compared to other ethnicities, according to a study just released that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu April 9 to April 16, 2011.

"Racial differences in stroke risk factors have been well-studied in Hispanic and African-American populations, but this is the first study to address people of Native Hawaiian ethnicity," said study author Kazuma Nakagawa, MD, with The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu.

Data on 573 people hospitalized for intracerebral hemorrhage was taken from the "Get with the Guidelines-Stroke" database from The Queen's Medical Center over a period of six years. Of those, 18 percent were Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, 63 percent were Asian, 16 percent were Caucasian, 0.2 percent were African-American and three percent were described as other.

On average, Native Hawaiians who experienced a hemorrhagic stroke were around the age of 55, more than 10 years younger than those from other racial groups which had a combined average age of 67 when a stroke occurred. More Native Hawaiians also had diabetes; 35 percent compared to other racial groups at 21 percent. There were no differences in gender or other cardiovascular risk factors between the groups.

"Knowing risk factors for certain populations is an important step toward recognizing, treating and preventing stroke. More research needs to be done to determine which factors are contributing to stroke at such a young age in Native Hawaiians," said Nakagawa.

 


The study was supported by the Queen Emma Research Fund and the Hawaii Community Foundation.

The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 22,500 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.


STORY TAGS: NATIVE AMERICAN NEWS, INDIAN NEWS, NATIVE NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News