Saturday, April 29, 2023

Male Heart Disease Death Rates in the U.S. by Region

Of the nearly 697,000 heart disease deaths in the United States in 2020, 382,776 were men.  At 235.9 deaths per 100,000 population, the heart disease death rate for males in the U.S. in 2020 was about 25.5% higher than the female rate and  11.5% greater than the overall national heart disease death rate.  At the regional level, the male heart disease death rate was lowest in the five-state Rocky Mountain region and the highest in the five-state Great Lakes region.  A deeper dive into data from the National Center for Health Statistics details the following about male heart disease rates in the U.S. by region (follow the "region" links below for male heart disease death rate information at the state level within each region):

Male Heart Disease Death Rates in the U.S. by Region

Region Deaths Population Death Rate*
Far West 54,932 28,192,091 194.8
Great Lakes 61,269 23,061,455 265.7
Great Plains 24,559 10,673,839 230.1
Mid-East 61,361 23,747,834 258.4
New England 15,387 7,242,931 212.4
Rocky Mountain 10,593 6,320,743 167.6
Southeast 109,168 41,736,692 261.6
Southwest 45,507 21,280,617 213.8
U.S. Male Only 382,776 162,256,202 235.9
U.S. Female Only 314,186 167,227,921 187.9
U.S. Total 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 April 22, 2023

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