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Indicator Report - Cardiovascular Deaths

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.

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

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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 

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

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of cardiovascular disease deaths (ICD-10: I00-I78)
Denominator: Total resident population

Page Content Updated On 12/05/2013, Published on 12/05/2013
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