The incidence of stroke in African-American males is approximately 93 per 100,000, with a death rate of approximately 51 percent. In African-American females, the incidence is 79 per 100,000, with a death rate of 39.2 percent.The incidence rate of stroke in Caucasian males is 62.8 per 100,000, with a 26.3 percent death rate. In Caucasian females, the incidence is 59 per 100,000, with a death rate of 39.2 percent.
Just as an example. tanja, as Mark Twain said, there are lies, damn lies and statistics. I know 5 people who over the course of their lives have been in hospital for sudden deafness, 1 this year, the other at different times. HH has a population of 2.4 mil last I knew, which means we might have 432 cases per annum give or take. If I knew 5, that would be 1%, which would be odd, but not unthinkable. Hey, what can I say, I know a lot of folk.