Chinese have heightened risk of stroke

Drawing on studies covering more than 400,000 people aged 45–74 in China and Taiwan, researchers compared the data with studies involving nearly two million Caucasians of similar age.

The overall risk among the Chinese was higher, with a stroke rate range of 203–584 per 100,000 population compared to the Caucasians of the same age with a rate of 170–335/100,000.

Chinese people also had earlier mean age of stroke onset and a higher risk of intracerebral haemorrhage compared to Caucasians.