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Race-Ethnic Disparities In Stroke Care
Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Stroke Care: The American Experience
Racial and ethnic minorities now constitute 28 percent of the U.S. population, and that number is expected to reach nearly 40 percent by 2030.
It is estimated that Hispanic-Americans, the fastest-growing minority group in the U.S., now represent 14 to 15 percent of the U.S. population; African-Americans account for 12 percent; and Asian-Americans and Native Americans represent approximately 7 percent.
With the percentage of racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. almost doubling by the year 2050, there is an increasing need to reduce race-ethnic disparities in health care.