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A Daughter's Story

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Published on May 18, 2012

A Daughter's Story is designed to shares struggles to enlighten African-American community about increased risks.

A 2005 American Heart Association study found that among all adults 20 and older, 6.5 million had a history of stroke. An estimated 2.6 million were men, with 3.9 million women
The Facts
The American Heart Association reports that an estimated 795,000 people will suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year, with roughly 600,000 of them being first-time attacks.


strokes are the third leading cause of death in the country. More than 143,500 people die every year from strokes.
Considerations
African-Americans have nearly twice the risk than whites for having first strokes, according to the AHA. For instance, nearly 7 out of 1,000 black males between the ages of 45 and 84 will have strokes,

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