Saturday, April 1, 2023

Male vs. Female Heart Disease Death Rates in the Rocky Mountain Region

In 2020, just under 697,000 deaths in the U.S. were attributed to heart disease, making it the nation's leading cause of death.  That year there were 19,063 deaths in the five-state Rocky Mountain region that were attributable to heart disease.   In a pattern seen throughout much of the nation, the heart disease death rate for men in the Rocky Mountain states was noticeably higher than it was for women.  That said, the heart disease death rate for both genders in the region was much lower than the national average, which is not surprising given that the Rocky Mountain states collectively had the lowest regional heart disease death rate in the nation in 2020.  A summary review of data from the National Center for Health Statistics, a unit of the CDC, reveals the following about male vs. female heart disease death rates in the Rocky Mountain region:

Male vs. Female heart disease Death Rates in the Rocky Mountain Region

Male vs. Female Heart Disease Death Rates in the Rocky Mountain Region

Deaths Population Death Rate*
Regionwide 19,063 12,547,416 151.9
     Male 10,593 6,320,743 167.6
     Female 8,470 6,226,673 136.0
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:  Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming

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 31, 2023

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