March 30, 2020         
byte Steps up to Fight COVID-19   •   Invacare Corporation Named a 2019 Winning “W” Company by 2020 Women on Boards   •   Statement From ESSENCE Communications, Inc. on the Postponement of the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture   •   Neshama Carlebach Event to be Sponsored by Elie Hirschfeld Foundation   •   T. Rowe Price Offers Engaging Activities For Parents And Kids At Home With Its Money Confident Kids Program   •   Nuvo Group Receives FDA Clearance for its Innovative INVU Remote Pregnancy Monitoring System   •   Perfect Corp. Offers Three Complimentary Beauty AR/AI Virtual Try-on Services to the Beauty Brands to Accelerate Digital Transfo   •   Citi Hires Women-Owned Firms to Lead Distribution of $4 Billion Citi Bond Issuance to Commemorate Women’s History Month   •   ESSENCE Launches New Digital Series Focused on the Impact of COVID-19 on Black America   •   GENYOUth Launches COVID-19 Emergency School Nutrition Campaign and Movement to Give Schools Critical Resources Needed to Feed St   •   Sun Life to donate $1 million to support communities impacted by COVID-19 pandemic   •   Alzheimer's Association Offers Guidance to Long-Term and Community-Based Care Settings to Ensure High-Quality Dementia Care Cont   •   Publix Offering Rent Relief in Publix-owned Shopping Centers   •   Indigenous, Territorial and Federal leaders mobilize funding to support unique northern physical distancing initiative   •   Lt. Col. Allen West Commends Bishop Joseph Strickland For Standing Up for Pro-Life Solutions   •   Advice on Aging: How to Navigate Life Independently   •   City of Philadelphia Secures Emergency COVID-19 Intervention to Provide Virtual Breastfeeding Support at No Cost to Thousands of   •   FiftyFlowers Is Still Shipping Flowers From Partner Farms to Doorsteps During Pandemic   •   Millionaire Match Wins Success for Those Who Seek Long-Term Relationships & Marriage Through Millionaire Dating   •   PeopleReady’s JobStack App is Helping Companies Obtain Gig Workers for Critical “Second Responder” Jobs 24/7
Bookmark and Share

Study: Blacks At Higher Risk For Death From Stroke

WASHINGTON - Blacks and country folk outside the so-called “stroke belt” are at higher risk for stroke death than other populations, a large new study finds.

Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American NewsA stroke occurs every 40 seconds somewhere in the United States, but little has been known about whether stroke mortality disparities exist outside an 11-state region in southeast United States known as the stroke belt.

Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the years 2000 to 2006, on more than 150 million people residing outside the stroke belt, researcher Alexander Sergeev, M.D., found stroke death to be statistically significantly higher among Blacks than any other racial group.

The study also finds that stroke death is higher in rural than in urban areas.

“Urban residency was associated with a statistically significant decrease in stroke mortality among Caucasians, American Indians and Asians — but not among African-Americans,” said Sergeev, an assistant professor in social and public health at Ohio University. “This finding raises a serious concern about African-Americans being a particularly vulnerable group regarding a high risk of stroke death.”

Sergeev said the 12-percent increase in stroke mortality in rural residents, even after adjusting for major demographics, surprised him. “In other words, this increase cannot be attributed to the higher proportions of older individuals living in rural areas,” he said.

The most important message from this study, said Sergeev, is that health care professionals and policymakers must improve access to primary health care — especially for vulnerable, underserved populations.

“It is also important for health educators to educate the public about stroke risk factors and healthy lifestyle choices, as well as stroke warning signs and the importance of dialing 911 immediately at the first sign of stroke,” he said.

Leslie Ritter, Ph.D., who holds the William M. Feinberg MD Endowed Chair for Stroke Research at the University of Arizona, said the results of this study provides strong evidence for the need to expand both preventive and acute stroke services across the entire United States.

“The data emphasize the urgent need to further investigate the contribution of both traditional and nontraditional risk factors for stroke, as well as the clustering of those risk factors in all vulnerable populations, including African-Americans,” Ritter said. “While steady advances in regionalizing services to decrease rural-urban disparities in stroke care have been made in recent years, the data presented here clearly indicate that heightened efforts in this regard are essential.”


This article appears courtesy of the Health Behavior News Service

 

 


STORY TAGS: Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News

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