The older you are, the higher your risk of stroke.
Until women reach menopause, they have a lower risk of stroke than men.
Family and Medical History
Having a stroke or TIA (Transient ischemic attack or mini-stroke) puts you at a higher risk of having another one.
First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples are more likely to have high blood pressure and diabetes. They are at greater risk of stroke than the general population.
African and South Asian Heritage
People of African or South Asian background also have a higher risk of heart disease & stroke. This is because they are more likely to have high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes or other risk factors for heart disease at a younger age.