Monday, July 4, 2022

Heart Disease Death Rates in New England

Heart disease accounted for 696,962 deaths in the United States in 2020, an increase of about 5.8% from a year earlier.  In 2020, in the six-state New England region there were 28,580 deaths attributed to heart disease.  With 192.5 deaths per 100,000 population, New England had a regional heart disease death rate that was 9% lower than the national average in 2020.  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 New England:

Heart Disease Death Rates in New England

Heart Disease Death Rates in New England

State Deaths Population Death Rate*
Connecticut 7,110 3,557,006 199.9
Maine 3,035 1,350,141 224.8
Massachusetts 11,781 6,893,574 170.9
New Hampshire 2,814 1,366,275 206.0
Rhode Island 2,319 1,057,125 219.4
Vermont 1,521 623,347 244.0
     Region 28,580 14,847,468 192.5
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 July 2, 2022

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