According to new data, stroke rates involving white and older Americans have dropped up to the past 10 years, but the race continues to remain high among Mexican Americans.
The cost of stroke in this country over the first 50 years of this century is set to cross $ 1.5 trillion. The Hispanic or Mexican American population in the United States forms a significant proportion of the U.S population. The proportion of these citizens is only likely to increase over the next few years. They currently account for 17% of the population, and are expected to increase to more than 30% by 2050.
What the researchers find very alarming is that when a stroke occurs among a person belonging to a minority ethnic group, it is more likely to occur in a younger person, and that means that the financial consequences of the stroke are that much more catastrophic.
A person, who suffers a stroke, may suffer from major physiological health problems that can reduce his ability to go back to work and earn a living. Many people who have suffered a stroke rely on Social Security disability benefits for an income.
According to the research conducted in Texas, the rate of stroke among people aged 45 and above dropped by 36% between 2000 and 2010 among both Mexican-Americans as well as white Americans. However, Mexican-Americans continued to remain at a higher risk of suffering a stroke than white Americans. Mexican-Americans were 34% more likely than white Americans to suffer a stroke.
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