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Coronary heart disease deaths, 1999–2011

Decrease Desired

SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System—Mortality (NVSS-M), CDC/NCHS.

NOTES: Data are for ICD-10 codes I20–I25 reported as underlying cause of death and are age adjusted using the year 2000 standard population. Prior to 2003, only one race could be recorded; recording more than one race was not an option. Beginning in 2003, multiple-race data were reported by some states; multiple-race data were bridged to the single-race categories for comparability. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. 

The coronary heart disease death rate declined 43.9% between 1999 and 2011, from 194.6 to 109.2 deaths per 100,000 population (age adjusted), and varied by race and ethnicity. For example, in 2010, the Asian or Pacific Islander population had 62.7 deaths per 100,000 (age adjusted) that were due to coronary heart disease, compared with:

  • 81.4 deaths per 100,000 in the American Indian or Alaska Native population; almost one and a half times the rate for the Asian or Pacific Islander population.

  • 84.2 deaths per 100,000 in the Hispanic or Latino population; almost one and a half times the rate for the Asian or Pacific Islander population. 

  • 111.1 deaths per 100,000 in the non-Hispanic white population; nearly twice the rate for the Asian or Pacific Islander population. 

  • 127.9 deaths per 100,000 in the non-Hispanic black population; about twice the rate for the Asian or Pacific Islander population.

Revised: 
Monday, August 25, 2014

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