It is doubly important for African American women to pay attention to heart disease and stroke risk factors because the prevalence of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases is 44.7 percent for African American women compared to 32.4 percent in white women. We want women to know their risk factors and support each other in making the right choices everyday to reduce their risks.

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Yet only one-third of women surveyed in 2003 said that they felt very well or well informed about stroke.

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