United States stroke trends by ethnicity, sex and age from 2000–2017

Takeaway

  • Ethnic disparities in ischemic stroke rates have largely dissipated over the past 18 years, driven by reductions in stroke rates in Mexican Americans (MA) and concurrent increasing stroke rates in Non-Hispanic Whites (NHW).

Why this matters

  • Data on trends in stroke incidence in the United States are lacking, with particularly limited data available for recent years.

  • Understanding stroke trends among varying population groups, such as those identified in this study, will aid in public health stroke prevention efforts.