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Complete Indicator Profile of Heart Disease Deaths

Definition

Heart disease deaths include all resident deaths where heart disease was coded as the underlying (primary) cause

Numerator

Number of heart disease deaths (ICD-10: I00-I09, I11, I13, I20-I51)

Denominator

Total resident population

Data Interpretation Issues

The population estimates are U.S. Census Bureau estimates of U.S. national, state and county resident populations. The 2007 - 2009 population estimates are bridged-race revised postcensal estimates of the July 1 resident population, based on the year 2000 census counts. The year 2010 population estimates are April 1 modified census counts, with bridged-race categories. The 2011 population estimates are bridged-race revised postcensal estimates of the July 1 resident population, based on the year 2010 census counts.

Why Is This Important?

Heart disease is among the leading causes of death in North Carolina and the United States.



Graphical Data Views

Heart Disease Deaths by County, 2008-2012

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A map depicting these age adjusted death rates at the county level over a five year period is available at http://www.schs.state.nc.us/schs/gis/atlas/PDFs/Heart11.pdf. Causes of death were coded using the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10).

County Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Alamance 178.3 169.5 187.1 1,575
Alexander 198.0 178.3 217.6 390
Alleghany 206.1 175.4 236.8 173
Anson 189.7 168.0 211.3 295
Ashe 174.4 156.1 192.8 347
Avery 181.0 156.8 205.2 214
Beaufort 207.4 191.5 223.4 650
Bertie 193.0 169.4 216.6 257
Bladen 259.1 236.2 282.0 491
Brunswick 174.3 164.3 184.3 1,171
Buncombe 165.8 159.4 172.3 2,561
Burke 192.0 180.4 203.6 1,053
Cabarrus 178.6 169.2 188.0 1,394
Caldwell 196.9 184.3 209.5 937
Camden 160.3 124.0 196.6 75
Carteret 198.8 185.8 212.0 885
Caswell 204.3 181.0 227.6 295
Catawba 176.6 167.8 185.5 1,537
Chatham 163.2 151.1 175.3 698
Cherokee 212.5 192.9 232.1 451
Chowan 178.2 153.2 203.1 196
Clay 175.5 148.4 202.6 161
Cleveland 214.5 202.6 226.4 1,250
Columbus 250.2 232.9 267.4 808
Craven 175.6 164.8 186.4 1,013
Cumberland 206.0 197.8 214.2 2,405
Currituck 195.0 169.3 220.6 222
Dare 182.4 162.9 201.8 338
Davidson 209.3 199.7 219.0 1,813
Davie 157.8 142.4 173.2 401
Duplin 190.0 174.1 205.8 551
Durham 146.1 139.1 153.2 1,655
Edgecombe 233.2 215.3 251.0 655
Forsyth 140.8 135.4 146.1 2,682
Franklin 174.1 158.8 189.5 492
Gaston 219.7 210.9 228.5 2,396
Gates 195.0 161.3 228.6 129
Graham 208.4 172.0 244.8 126
Granville 188.0 171.6 204.4 504
Greene 221.0 192.1 249.8 225
Guilford 157.8 152.9 162.7 3,932
Halifax 226.5 210.8 242.3 794
Harnett 208.3 195.0 221.7 930
Haywood 194.8 181.9 207.7 872
Henderson 164.1 155.7 172.5 1,468
Hertford 178.9 157.2 200.7 260
Hoke 246.4 220.1 272.7 337
Hyde 192.9 147.4 238.5 69
Iredell 200.3 190.4 210.2 1,581
Jackson 174.6 156.7 192.5 365
Johnston 244.9 232.7 257.1 1,558
Jones 251.2 213.5 288.8 171
Lee 191.0 176.1 205.8 635
Lenoir 240.7 224.7 256.8 863
Lincoln 248.3 232.2 264.4 914
Macon 174.0 158.8 189.2 503
Madison 186.4 163.7 209.1 259
Martin 275.4 249.4 301.3 432
McDowell 194.1 177.7 210.5 538
Mecklenburg 142.6 138.6 146.6 4,901
Mitchell 224.6 197.4 251.7 262
Montgomery 159.9 140.4 179.4 257
Moore 136.2 127.9 144.6 1,022
Nash 187.5 176.0 199.0 1,020
New Hanover 180.2 172.2 188.2 1,944
Northampton 195.0 173.3 216.7 310
Onslow 187.0 174.7 199.3 888
Orange 138.0 128.2 147.8 764
Pamlico 163.6 138.2 189.0 159
Pasquotank 204.3 185.7 222.8 464
Pender 146.6 132.6 160.5 425
Perquimans 196.8 169.1 224.4 194
Person 197.4 178.7 216.0 430
Pitt 186.2 175.9 196.6 1,254
Polk 157.8 140.7 174.9 328
Randolph 179.7 170.2 189.2 1,384
Richmond 258.9 239.3 278.4 673
Robeson 226.7 214.5 238.9 1,321
Rockingham 202.8 191.3 214.2 1,205
Rowan 188.7 179.4 198.0 1,573
Rutherford 217.0 203.2 230.7 956
Sampson 195.4 180.6 210.2 668
Scotland 234.5 213.0 256.0 459
Stanly 214.7 199.5 229.8 773
Stokes 159.9 145.4 174.5 463
Surry 192.8 180.5 205.2 937
Swain 264.4 230.1 298.7 228
Transylvania 160.3 145.8 174.8 469
Tyrrell 261.4 199.3 323.6 68
Union 172.4 162.6 182.2 1,196
Vance 201.8 183.9 219.7 487
Wake 137.5 133.4 141.6 4,295
Warren 190.8 168.2 213.3 275
Washington 341.6 303.8 379.4 314
Watauga 173.4 156.5 190.2 405
Wayne 199.8 188.3 211.2 1,176
Wilkes 165.2 153.0 177.4 706
Wilson 183.3 170.6 195.9 809
Yadkin 189.8 172.0 207.6 438
Yancey 176.4 154.4 198.4 247
North Carolina 179.3 178.1 180.5 86,099

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. 

Data Sources

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



Heart Disease Deaths by Race/Ethnicity, 2008-2012

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Race/Ethnicity Deaths per 100,000 Population
Total 179.3
White (Non-Hispanic) 176.1
Black (Non-Hispanic) 209.1
American Indian (Non-Hispanic) 186.0
Other (Non-Hispanic) 74.4
Hispanic 46.1

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. 

Page Content Updated On 03/05/2013, Published on 01/13/2014
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