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Diseases » Congestive Heart Failure » Prevalence
 

Prevalence and Incidence of Congestive Heart Failure

Prevalance of Congestive Heart Failure:

4.8 million Americans (NHLBI); 2% age 40-59; 5% age 60-69; 10% over 70's ... see also overview of Congestive Heart Failure.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 56 or 1.76% or 4.8 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "4.8 million Americans (NHLBI); 2% age 40-59; 5% age 60-69; 10% over 70's" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence (annual) of Congestive Heart Failure:

400,000 new cases annually ... see also overview of Congestive Heart Failure.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 679 or 0.15% or 400,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "400,000 new cases annually" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Congestive Heart Failure:

400,000 per year, 33,333 per month, 7,692 per week, 1,095 per day, 45 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "400,000 new cases annually" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Congestive Heart Failure:

An estimated 4.8 million Americans have congestive heart failure (CHF). (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Congestive Heart Failure Data Fact Sheet: NHLBI)

Prevelance of Congestive Heart Failure discussion:

NHLBI, Congestive Heart Failure Data Fact Sheet: NHLBI (Excerpt)

Incidence of CHF is equally frequent in men and women, and annual incidence approaches 10 per 1,000 population after 65 years of age. Incidence is twice as common in persons with hypertension compared with normotensive persons (figure 2) and five times greater in persons who have had a heart attack compared to persons who have not (figure 3). (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Congestive Heart Failure Data Fact Sheet: NHLBI)

NHLBI, Congestive Heart Failure Data Fact Sheet: NHLBI (Excerpt)

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, an estimated 4.8 million Americans have congestive heart failure, with approximately equal numbers of men and women. Almost 1.4 million are under 60 years of age. CHF is present in 2 percent of persons age 40 to 59, more than 5 percent of persons age 60 to 69, and 10 percent of persons age 70 and older (figure 4). Prevalence is at least 25 percent greater among the black population than among the white population. Prevalence at each age increased substantially between two periods surveyed nationally: 1976-80 and 1988-91 (figure 5). (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Congestive Heart Failure Data Fact Sheet: NHLBI)

Incidence of Congestive Heart Failure:

Each year, there are an estimated 400,000 new cases. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Congestive Heart Failure Data Fact Sheet: NHLBI)

Prevelance statistics for Congestive Heart Failure:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Congestive Heart Failure:

  • 4,900,000 cases in the USA (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III, 1988-94)
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Incidence statistics for Congestive Heart Failure:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Congestive Heart Failure:

  • 31,856 cases of congestive heart failure occurred in those who also experienced a patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
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About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Congestive Heart Failure usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Congestive Heart Failure at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Congestive Heart Failure refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Congestive Heart Failure diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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