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Michigan Study Finds Stroke Declines Dramatically, Still Higher Among Mexican Americans

Incidence of ischemic stroke – the most common type of stroke caused by a clot in the blood vessels of the brain –- has declined over the past decade among non-Hispanic Whites and Mexican Americans over age 60. But despite the decline, the relative burden of stroke is unchanged and remains higher among Mexican Americans. The stroke rate is 34 percent higher among Mexican Americans than non-Hispanic whites. Hispanics/Latinos are now the largest minority group in the U.S. at 17 percent of the population, which is projected to increase to more than 30 percent by 2050, according to the U.S. Census.