Sunday, April 9, 2023

Male vs. Female Heart Disease Death Rates in New England

Almost 697,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2020 were attributable to heart disease.  In the six-state New England region, heart disease accounted for 28,580 deaths in 2020.  At 192.5 heart disease deaths per 100,000 population, the New England region had the fourth-lowest regional heart disease death rate in 2020.  Similar to a pattern seen throughout the U.S., the heart disease death rate for females in the region was considerably lower than it was for males.  That said, males and females in New England both had heart disease death rates per 100,000 population that were below the national average for their respective genders.  Further review of data from the National Center for Health Statistics provides the following revelations about male vs. female heart disease death rates in New England:

Male vs. Female Heart Disease Death Rates in New England

Male vs. Female Heart Disease Death Rates in New England

Deaths Population Death Rate*
Regionwide 28,580 14,847,468 192.5
     Male 15,387 7,242,931 212.4
     Female 13,193 7,604,537 173.5
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:  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

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 3, 2023

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