Indicator Report - Heart Disease Deaths
Why Is This Important?Heart disease is among the leading causes of death in North Carolina and the United States.
Heart Disease Deaths by County, 2008-2012
Data NotesDeaths 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 SourcesDeath Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics NCHS Bridged Population Estimates
DefinitionHeart disease deaths include all resident deaths where heart disease was coded as the underlying (primary) cause
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 03/05/2013, Published on 01/13/2014