Abstract WP200: Racial Disparities In Stroke Mortality In Brazil
Background: Racial disparities in stroke mortality are well known, but most of the studies were performed in United States. We aimed to analyze stroke mortality rates in Brazil that has a racial distribution including white, brown, and black people.
Methods: Mortality data were obtained from the official statistics health bureau. All deaths were classified according to the 10th revision of International Classification of Diseases (ICD10). Data about stroke (ICD10:I60-69), acute stroke (ICD10:I60-68), sequels of stroke (ICD10:I69), ischemic stroke (ICD10:I63-64), intracerebral hemorrhage (ICD10:I61-62, cardiovascular disease (ICD10: Chapter I) and hypertension (ICD10:I10-15) in the years of 2010 was analyzed according to gender and age-strata. Population was based on the National Census Data (2010).
Results: There is a consistent gradient of stroke mortality rates with higher risk of stroke deaths in black, an intermediate in brown and a lower risk in white in all categories except for sequels of stroke, and for both gender.
Conclusion: mortality rates associated to stroke and its subtypes is race dependent with the burden concentrated in black and brown people. Hypertension plays a very influential role in this scenario
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