CDC reported key findings:
- After decades of decline, the progress in preventing stroke deaths has slowed.
- Blacks continue to have the highest stroke death rates among all races/ethnicities.
- Stroke death rates increased among Hispanics by 6 percent each year from 2013-2015.
- The decline in stroke death rates slowed in 38 states (about three out of four states and the District of Columbia) from 2000 through 2015.
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