Table 1: Age-adjusted stroke rates and characteristics by race and gender in 2008 ( ).

VariablesWF 
WM 
BF 
BM 
Total 
Any stroke blacks 
Blacks
no stroke 
Any stroke whites 
Whites
no stroke 

Stroke rate per 100 K298.9351.0505.7532.3370.6517.1322.0
Age736964617063497757
MI%3.84.23.65.3+4.14.33.14.04.4*
CHF%19.517.920.121.3*19.120.6*14.5*18.713.6
CHD%31.7*31.423.624.338.929.817.541.025.8*
At fib%32*312424302413.032*18.6*
Hyp%85849292*8692*5484.552
Diabetes%313647*423645*27.43422.7
Chol%15.817.3*11.313.415.712.25.116.5*8.2*
Dep/anx%29.7*19.818.311.023.315.210.725.1*21.4*
Number of readmissions1.111.121.131.131.121.131.61.111.5
Hop stk day5.05.17.17.35.47.2*5.0
Tot hos day11.311.715.715.412.215.6*8.6*11.57.3
Average ischemic $27,07130,90443,074*38,71031,46041,120*28,833
Average hemo. $45,85250,01769,796*60,58651,21164,643*48,246
Average
Total stroke $+
29,23831,35941,20741,586*32,25541,370*30,215
All 2008 admis $52,87759,40374,58974,00659,25974,33845,892*55,88440,376

Average cost for all strokes combined includes cost associated with ischemic + hemorrhagic + unspecified strokes + TIA; # is average number of admissions/hospital days; CHF: congestive heart failure; CHD: coronary heart disease; all costs are reported in averages. Average of all total 2008 cost includes cost combined for all admissions in 2008.
*Fisher’s exact test differences are significant between nonstroke black and white patients at .