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Important Facts for Cardiovascular Deaths


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


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


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

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