Heart Disease Statistics in Minority Female Groups

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Heart Disease Statistics in Minority Female Groups

Here are some statistics from the American Heart Association on the effect of heart disease in minority groups and women:

-Almost 40 percent of African American females who die, die of heart disease.

-44 percent of African American women have some sort of heart disease.

-In 2003 over 55,000 African American females died from heart disease.

-African American females have a 71 percent greater chance of having a stroke compared to Caucasian women.

-47 percent of African American women have a cholesterol level greater than 200 mg/dl.

-67 percent of African American women are overweight.

-African American women ages 55 to 64 are twice as likely to have a heart attacked compared to white women.

-Heart disease is the number one killer of African American women.

-Mexican American or Hispanic women are 1.5 times more likely to be obese than white women.

-Almost 50 percent of Hispanic women are at risk for high cholesterol.

-57 percent of Mexican American women get no exercise at all.

-Heart disease and stroke are responsible for 33 percent of Hispanic women's deaths.

-Cardiovascular diseases affect almost 27 percent of Hispanic women over the age of 20.

-12.3 percent of Hispanic women over the age of 18 smoke.

-Heart disease is the number one killer of Hispanic women.

   

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