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Table 5 Stroke subtypes in white and black stroke populations

From: Differences in the distribution of stroke subtypes in a UK black stroke population – final results from the South London Ethnicity and Stroke Study

  Black stroke patients
(n = 1200)
n (%)
White stroke patients
(n = 1200)
n (%)
Black Caribbean stroke patients
(n = 809)
n (%)
Black African stroke patients
(n = 391)
n (%)
Intracerebral haemorrhage, n (%) 160 (13.3) 115 (9.6) 93 (11.5) 67 (17.1)
Large vessel disease, n (%) 109 (9.1) 159 (13.3) 69 (8.5) 40 (10.2)
Intracranial, n (%) 44 (3.7) 13 (1.1) 21 (2.6) 23 (5.9)
Extracranial, n (%) 65 (5.4) 146 (12.2) 48 (5.9) 17 (4.3)
Small vessel disease, n (%) 328 (27.3) 141 (11.8) 216 (26.7) 112 (28.6)
Cardioembolic, n (%) 220 (18.3) 390 (32.5) 167 (20.6) 53 (13.6)
Tandem, n (%) 43 (3.6) 68 (5.7) 29 (3.6) 14 (3.6)
Other cause, n (%) 57 (4.8) 48 (4.0) 39 (4.8) 18 (4.6)
Ischaemic unknown, n (%) 283 (23.6) 279 (23.3) 196 (24.2) 87 (22.3)