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Important Facts for 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

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