Sunday, March 26, 2023

Male vs. Female Heart Disease Death Rates in the Mid-Eastern U.S.

Nearly 697,000 deaths in the United States in 2020 were attributable to heart disease.  In the Mid-Eastern region of the country, which encompasses the District of Columbia and five states, heart disease accounted for 117,371 fatalities in 2020.  At 240.7 deaths per 100,000 population, the Mid-East had the second-highest regional heart disease death rate in the country in 2020.  In line with a national pattern, the heart disease death rate for females in the region was noticeably lower than it was for males.  That said, the heart disease death rate for both men and women in the region was considerably higher than the national average for their respective genders.  Further examination of data from the National Center for Health Statistics provides the following details about male vs. female heart disease death rates in the Mid-Eastern U.S.:

Male vs. Female Heart Disease Death Rates in the Mid-Eastern U.S

Male vs. Female Heart Disease Death Rates in the Mid-Eastern U.S.

Deaths Population Death Rate*
Regionwide 117,371 48,757,828 240.7
     Male 61,361 23,747,834 258.4
     Female 56,010 25,009,994 224.0
Nationwide     696,962 329,484,123 211.5
     Male 382,776 162,256,202 235.9
     Female 314,186 167,227,921 187.9

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

Report Period: 2020

States in Region:  Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia

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 March 24, 2023

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