Gender Ethnicracial And Life Span Considerations

The peak incidence of cerebral aneurysm occurs between 35 and 60 years of age. Women in their late 40s through mid-50s are affected slightly more than men. The prognosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage resulting from an aneurysm is worse for women than for men. Cerebral aneurysm rarely occurs in children and adolescents, but when they occur, they are often larger than those found in adults; pediatric aneurysms account for approximately 2% of all cerebral aneurysms. The odds of African Americans having a cerebral aneurysm are approximately twice that of whites. The prognosis of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage is worse for women than for men.

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