Important Facts for Cardiovascular Deaths
DefinitionCardiovascular disease deaths include all resident deaths where cardiovascular disease was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.
NumeratorNumber of cardiovascular disease deaths (ICD-10: I00-I78)
DenominatorTotal 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 ObjectivesHealthy North Carolina 2020
NC Community Public Health Performance Measures