Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Regional Heart Disease Death Rates in the U.S.

There were 696,962 deaths in the United States in 2020 that were attributable to heart disease. Given the size of the U.S. population, that translated to a heart disease death rate of 211.5 deaths per 100,000 population. Analysis of data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics provides the following details about regional heart disease death rates in the U.S.  Follow the "region" links in the table below to see state-level data within each region:

Regional Heart Disease Death Rates in the U.S.

Region Deaths Population Death Rate*
Far West 96,816 56,579,620 171.1
Great Lakes 112,944 46,834,910 241.2
Great Plains 45,060 21,481,834 209.8
Mid-Eastern 117,371 48,757,828 240.7
New England 28,580 14,847,468 192.5
Rocky Mountain 19,063 12,547,416 151.9
Southeastern 196,674 85,565,785 229.9
Southwestern 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.

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