Comparison of stroke hospitalization rates among Mexican-Americans and non-Hispanic whites

L. B. Morgenstern*, T. H. Wein, M. A. Smith, L. A. Moyé, D. K. Pandey, D. R. Labarthe

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Abstract

The authors performed a prospective, community-based pilot stroke surveillance project in Nueces County, TX. Mexican-Americans showed a trend toward higher completed ischemic stroke hospitalization rates compared with non-Hispanic whites. Mexican-Americans were more commonly uninsured (p = 0.007) and were less likely to receive neuroimaging (p = 0.001). Additional studies are needed to confirm this finding and to determine the role of stroke risk factors and access to care variables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2000-2002
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume54
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 23 2000

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Hispanic-American
  • Mexican-American
  • Stroke
  • Surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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