Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Heart Disease Death Rates in the Rocky Mountain Region

In 2020, heart disease accounted for 696,962 deaths in the United States. This figure was up about 5.8% from the prior year.  The five-state Rocky Mountain region recorded 19,063 heart disease deaths in 2020.  With 151.9 deaths per 100,000 population, the Rocky Mountain region had the lowest regional heart disease death rate in the country in 2020.  A review of state-level data from the National Center for Health Statistics, a unit of the CDC, provides the following details about heart disease death rates in the Rocky Mountain region:

Heart Disease Death Rates in the Rocky Mountain Region

Heart Disease Death Rates in the Rocky Mountain Region

State Deaths Population Death Rate*
Colorado 8,023 5,807,719 138.1
Idaho 3,191 1,826,913 174.7
Montana 2,424 1,080,577 224.3
Utah 4,251 3,249,879 130.8
Wyoming 1,174 582,328 201.6
     Region 19,063 12,547,416 151.9
U.S. 696,962 329,484,123 211.5

(*) number of heart disease deaths per 100,000 population

Report Period: 2020

Source: CDC Wonder. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2020 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released in 2021. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2020, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed on May 28, 2022

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