Monday, June 20, 2022

Heart Disease Death Rates in the U.S. Southwest

In 2020, heart disease was responsible for 696,962 deaths in the U.S., an increase of about 5.8% from the prior year.  That year, heart disease accounted for 80,454 deaths in the four-state Southwest region of the U.S.  With 187.7 deaths per 100,000 population, the U.S. Southwest had a regional heart disease death rate in 2020 that was about 11% better than the national average.  An examination 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 U.S. Southwest:

Heart Disease Death Rates in the U.S. Southwest

Heart Disease Death Rates in the U.S. Southwest

State Deaths Population Death Rate*
Arizona 14,196 7,421,401 191.3
New Mexico 4,219 2,106,319 200.3
Oklahoma 11,758 3,980,783 295.4
Texas 50,281 29,360,759 171.3
     Region 80,454 42,869,262 187.7
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 June 15, 2022

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