Heart disease, stroke less widespread among foreign-born vs. US-born adults
28 March 2018
Foreign-born adults living in the United States had a lower prevalence of coronary heart disease and stroke than US-born adults in nationally representative data spanning 2006-2014, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
- The percentage of US men who report having coronary heart disease was 8.2 per cent among those born in the United State versus 5.5 per cent for those born in another country.For women with coronary heart disease, the figures were 4.8 per cent for those born in the United States and 4.1 per cent for those born elsewhere.
- The percentage of the population living with stroke was 2.7 per cent for US-born men and women compared to 2.1 per cent for foreign-born men and 1.9 per cent for foreign-born women.
- The number of years people had been living in the United States was not related to risk of coronary heart disease or stroke after adjustment with demographic and health characteristics.