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Complete Indicator Profile of Cardiovascular Deaths

Definition

Cardiovascular disease deaths include all resident deaths where cardiovascular disease was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.

Numerator

Number of cardiovascular disease deaths (ICD-10: I00-I78)

Denominator

Total resident population

Why Is This Important?

"Heart disease is the second leading cause of death for men and women in North Carolina. The risk for heart disease increases as a person ages. In addition to behavioral risk factors, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes are other known risk factors for heart disease." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Other Objectives

Healthy North Carolina 2020
NC Community Public Health Performance Measures



Graphical Data Views

Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Rate North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2012

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North Carolina vs. HNC2020 Year Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
North Carolina 2008 256.6 23,440
North Carolina 2009 247.4 23,148
North Carolina 2010 235.8 23,023
North Carolina 2011 225.0 22,687
North Carolina 2012 223.9 221.0 226.8 23,322
HNC 2020 Target 2008 161.5
HNC 2020 Target 2009 161.5
HNC 2020 Target 2010 161.5
HNC 2020 Target 2011 161.5
HNC 2020 Target 2012 161.5

Data Notes

Deaths were coded under the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Age-adjusted death rates were calculated using the direct method and the projected United States 2000 population as the standard.  The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics  NCHS Bridged Population Estimates 



Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Rate by County, 2008-2012

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County Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Alamance 233.0 223.2 242.8 2,130
Alexander 238.2 217.0 259.4 486
Alleghany 230.5 198.2 262.8 195
Anson 321.9 293.9 349.9 509
Ashe 232.2 211.4 253.0 477
Avery 238.8 211.0 266.6 283
Beaufort 284.6 266.0 303.2 895
Bertie 255.7 229.6 281.8 372
Bladen 324.1 299.2 349.0 649
Brunswick 223.2 212.2 234.2 1,592
Buncombe 210.2 203.1 217.3 3,342
Burke 257.0 243.7 270.3 1,432
Cabarrus 233.7 223.1 244.3 1,896
Caldwell 275.1 260.2 290.0 1,301
Camden 217.4 175.7 259.1 104
Carteret 253.6 239.1 268.1 1,164
Caswell 242.5 217.6 267.4 364
Catawba 245.1 234.7 255.5 2,102
Chatham 193.2 180.9 205.5 938
Cherokee 252.8 231.4 274.2 537
Chowan 241.3 212.5 270.1 270
Clay 218.1 187.7 248.5 199
Cleveland 294.8 280.5 309.1 1,650
Columbus 317.7 298.3 337.1 1,033
Craven 231.4 219.1 243.7 1,368
Cumberland 272.6 263.2 282.0 3,237
Currituck 245.4 216.8 274.0 281
Dare 230.8 208.8 252.8 428
Davidson 263.6 253.0 274.2 2,344
Davie 197.6 180.7 214.5 527
Duplin 236.9 219.8 254.0 748
Durham 199.1 191.1 207.1 2,332
Edgecombe 312.5 293.3 331.7 1,007
Forsyth 207.7 201.2 214.2 3,913
Franklin 218.6 201.9 235.3 656
Gaston 274.9 265.1 284.7 2,981
Gates 244.1 207.6 280.6 173
Graham 268.3 227.9 308.7 169
Granville 228.5 211.1 245.9 665
Greene 278.7 247.1 310.3 299
Guilford 210.6 204.9 216.3 5,322
Halifax 297.2 279.2 315.2 1,042
Harnett 260.5 245.8 275.2 1,208
Haywood 246.4 232.1 260.7 1,126
Henderson 206.9 197.7 216.1 1,901
Hertford 257.0 231.7 282.3 394
Hoke 279.2 252.2 306.2 409
Hyde 295.4 239.9 350.9 109
Iredell 273.8 262.2 285.4 2,134
Jackson 202.1 183.3 220.9 446
Johnston 288.4 275.5 301.3 1,927
Jones 318.2 276.3 360.1 222
Lee 259.9 242.1 277.7 817
Lenoir 319.0 300.8 337.2 1,168
Lincoln 290.3 273.1 307.5 1,093
Macon 222.3 205.1 239.5 633
Madison 241.4 215.7 267.1 338
Martin 357.5 328.5 386.5 584
McDowell 264.0 245.0 283.0 742
Mecklenburg 191.3 186.8 195.8 6,761
Mitchell 279.8 249.6 310.0 332
Montgomery 194.8 173.8 215.8 331
Moore 181.6 172.2 191.0 1,417
Nash 260.0 246.3 273.7 1,376
New Hanover 220.7 212.1 229.3 2,501
Northampton 245.3 221.4 269.2 403
Onslow 225.1 212.2 238.0 1,153
Orange 182.6 171.2 194.0 975
Pamlico 232.1 202.1 262.1 229
Pasquotank 280.1 258.1 302.1 625
Pender 207.3 190.8 223.8 609
Perquimans 241.7 211.3 272.1 243
Person 275.4 254.0 296.8 643
Pitt 249.2 237.4 261.0 1,725
Polk 186.4 168.2 204.6 400
Randolph 241.2 230.2 252.2 1,861
Richmond 353.9 331.0 376.8 919
Robeson 281.1 267.6 294.6 1,681
Rockingham 268.1 255.0 281.2 1,593
Rowan 263.0 251.8 274.2 2,127
Rutherford 300.8 284.7 316.9 1,341
Sampson 258.5 241.6 275.4 906
Scotland 309.0 284.7 333.3 618
Stanly 284.0 266.6 301.4 1,021
Stokes 252.6 234.4 270.8 730
Surry 252.1 238.0 266.2 1,221
Swain 326.4 288.0 364.8 276
Transylvania 192.0 176.7 207.3 599
Tyrrell 336.3 266.9 405.7 90
Union 219.0 208.2 229.8 1,589
Vance 259.1 239.3 278.9 654
Wake 194.3 189.4 199.2 6,232
Warren 231.9 207.4 256.4 343
Washington 381.4 341.8 421.0 357
Watauga 193.1 175.7 210.5 475
Wayne 248.5 236.2 260.8 1,547
Wilkes 224.9 211.0 238.8 1,001
Wilson 249.2 234.9 263.5 1,150
Yadkin 249.9 229.5 270.3 579
Yancey 232.0 206.7 257.3 324
North Carolina 235.7 234.3 237.1 115,620

Data Notes

Deaths were coded under the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Age-adjusted death rates were calculated using the direct method and the projected United States 2000 population as the standard.  U.S. Data are for 2010.

Data Sources

Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics  NCHS Bridged Population Estimates 



Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Rate by Race/Ethnicity, 2008-2012

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Race/Ethnicity Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
White, Non-Hispanic 218.0 214.8 221.2 18,004
African American, Non-Hispanic 268.5 260.9 276.1 4,817
American Indian, Non-Hispanic 245.1 212.6 277.5 219
Other Races, Non-Hispanic 118.8 97.1 140.5 115
Hispanic/Latino 79.5 67.5 91.6 167
North Carolina 223.9 221.0 226.8 23,322

Data Notes

Deaths were coded under the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Age-adjusted death rates were calculated using the direct method and the projected United States 2000 population as the standard. 

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