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Deaths from Heart disease

Heart disease: Deaths

Deaths from Heart disease: 725,192 annual deaths (NVSR Sep 2001); 30.3% of deaths

Deaths from types of Heart disease: for details see deaths from types of Heart disease analysis; summary of available deaths by type data:

Death Rates

Cause of death rank: 1st leading cause of death in 1999 and 2000 (CDC).

Death Rate Extrapolation

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Heart disease: 725,191 per year, 60,432 per month, 13,945 per week, 1,986 per day, 82 per hour, 1 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this automatic extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 725,192 annual deaths (NVSR Sep 2001); 30.3% of deaths

Survival rate statistics for Heart disease

The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Heart disease:

  • 52% 15-year survival rate for men undergoing medical treatment for heart disease in the US 1974-79 (Coronary Artery Surgery Study, University of Washington)
  • 48% 15-year survival rate for women undergoing medical treatment for heart disease in the US 1974-79 (Coronary Artery Surgery Study, University of Washington)
  • 15 year survival rate for men undergoing coronary artery surgery was 52% in the US 1974-79 (Coronary Artery Surgery Study, University of Washington)
  • 15 year survival rate for women undergoing coronary artery surgery was 48% in the US 1974-79 (Coronary Artery Surgery Study, University of Washington)
  • Survival rates for heart disease patients who need angioplasty:
    • 6.9% of patients undergoing angioplasty died within one hour after surgery in the US (National Registry of Myocardial Infarction)
    • 5.7% of patients undergoing angioplasty died between one and two hours after surgery in the US (National Registry of Myocardial Infraction)
    • 9.1% of patients undergoing angioplasty died between 2 and 3 hours after surgery in the US (National Registry of Myocardial Infraction)
    • 9.4% of patients undergoing angioplasty died after 3 hours after surgery in the US (National Registry of Myocardial Infraction)
    • 4% of patients who underwent angioplasty died within 1 month in Germany (University of Giessen, Germany)
    • 5% of patients who underwent angioplasty died within 6 months of surgery in Germany (University of Giessen, Germany)
    • 6% of patients who underwent angioplasty died within 1 year of surgery in Germany (University of Giessen, Germany)
    • 7% of patients who underwent angioplasty died within 2 years of surgery in Germany (University of Giessen, Germany)
    • 9% of patients who underwent angioplasty died within 3 years of surgery in Germany (University of Giessen, Germany)
    • 20% of patients who underwent angioplasty died within 6 months of surgery in Germany (University of Giessen, Germany)
    • 23% of patients who underwent angioplasty died within 1 year in Germany (University of Giessen, Germany)
    • 25% of patients who underwent angioplasty died within 2 years of surgery in Germany (University of Giessen, Germany)
    • 31% of patients who underwent angioplasty died within 3 years of surgery in Germany (University of Giessen, Germany)

Heart disease: Life Years Lost

Average life years lost from Heart disease: 11.0 years (SEER)1; 13.0 in North Carolina2; 4.9 average YPLL/person for diseases of the heart in Michigan3.

Misdiagnosis and Heart disease deaths

Heart disease can be deadly if misdiagnosed...more »

Death statistics for Heart disease

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Heart disease:

  • 700,142 deaths in the USA 2001 (National Center for Health Statistics, 2001)
  • 245.8 deaths per 100,000 in the USA 2001 (National Center for Health Statistics, 2001)
  • Number 1 cause of death in the USA 2001 (National Center for Health Statistics, 2001)
  • 21% of all hospital inpatient deaths in the USA 2000 (National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2000)
  • 700,142 people died from heart disease each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 245.8 people per 100,000 population died from heart disease each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • Heart disease was ranked the number 1 leading cause of death in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 21% of hospital inpatient deaths each year was due to heart disease in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • Heart disease death statistics by age for the USA:
    • heart disease caused 30.3% of deaths for any age in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • heart disease caused 3.5% of deaths for age 1-4 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • heart disease caused 3.3% of deaths for age 5-9 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • heart disease caused 3.9% of deaths for age 10-14 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • heart diseases caused 3.4% of deaths for age 15-19 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • heart disease caused 3.6% of deaths for age 20-24 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • heart disease caused 7.5% of deaths for age 25-34 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • heart disease caused 15.2% of deaths for age 35-44 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • heart disease caused 22.9% of deaths for age 45-54 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • heart disease caused 26.9% of deaths for age 55-64 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • heart disease caused 33.8% of deaths for age 65 and over years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • heart disease caused 28.6% of deaths for age 65-74 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • heart disease caused 32.4% of deaths for age 75-84 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • heart disease caused 39.0% of deaths for age 85 and over in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
  • Heart disease death statistics by age group in the USA:
    • 13.0 children under 1 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1.2 female children aged 1-4 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 0.7 children aged 5-14 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 2.6 adults aged 15-24 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 7.4 adults aged 25-34 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 29.2 adults aged 35-44 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 94.2 adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 261.2 adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 665.6 adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 665.6 adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,780.3 adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 5,926 adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
  • Heart disease death statistics for males by age group in the USA:
    • 13.3 male children under 1 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1.4 male children aged 1-4 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 0.8 male children aged 5-14 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 3.2 male adults aged 15-24 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 9.6 male adults aged 25-34 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 41.4 male adults aged 35-44 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 140.2 male adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 371.72 male adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 898.3 male adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 2,248.1 male adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 6,430.0 male adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
  • Heart disease death statistics for females by age group in the USA:
    • 12.5 female children under 1 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1.0 female children aged 1-4 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 0.5 female children aged 5-14 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 2.1 female adults aged 15-24 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 5.2 female adults aged 25-34 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 17.2 female adults aged 35-44 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 49.8 female adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 159.3 female adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 474 female adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,475.0 female adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 5,720.9 female adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
  • Heart disease death statistics for males by racial and age group in the USA:
    • 130.7 white male adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 351.8 white male adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 877.8 white male adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 2,247 white male adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 6,560 white male adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 247.2 black or African American male adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 631.2 black or African American male adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,268.8 black or African American male adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 2,597.6 black or African American male adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 5,633.5 black or African American male adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 108.5 American Indian or Alaska Native male adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 285 American Indian or Alaska Native male adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 748.2 American Indian or Alaska Native male adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,655.7 American Indian or Alaska Native male adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 3,318.3 American Indian or Alaska Native male adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 61.1 Asian or Pacific Islander male adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 182.6 Asian or Pacific Islander male adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 482.5 Asian or Pacific Islander male adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,354.7 Asian or Pacific Islander male adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 4,154.2 Asian or Pacific Islander male adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 84.3 Hispanic or Latino male adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 264.8 Hispanic or Latino male adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 684.8 Hispanic or Latino male adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,733.2 Hispanic or Latino male adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 4,897.5 Hispanic or Latino male adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
  • Heart disease death statistics for females by racial and age group in the USA:
    • 40.9 white female adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 141.3 white female adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 445.2 white female adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,452.4 white female adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 5,801.4 white female adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 125.0 black or African American female adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 332.8 black or African American female adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 815.2 black or African American female adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,913.1 black or African American female adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 5,298.7 black or African American female adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 40.2 American Indian or Alaska Native female adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 149.4 American Indian or Alaska Native female adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 391.8 American Indian or Alaska Native female adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,044.1 American Indian or Alaska Native female adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 3,146.3 American Indian or Alaska Native female adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 15.9 Asian or Pacific Islander female adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 68.8 Asian or Pacific Islander female adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 229.6 Asian or Pacific Islander female adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 866.2 Asian or Pacific Islander female adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 3,367.2 Asian or Pacific Islander female adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 28.2 Hispanic or Latino female adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 111.2 Hispanic or Latino female adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 366.3 Hispanic or Latino female adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,169.4 Hispanic or Latino female adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 4,605.8 Hispanic or Latino female adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from heart disease in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
  • 151,0000 deaths in the UK 2002 (The British Heart Foundation, 2004)
  • 700,000 deaths in the US 2001 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • 370,000 women die annually
  • 733,834 deaths per year in the USA 1996 (US Government Statistics)
  • 135 deaths per 100,000 population per year in the USA 1996 (US Government Statistics)
  • 137.6 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander people died from heart disease in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 159.6 per 100,000 American Indian or Alaska Native people died from heart disease in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 192.2 per 100,000 Hispanic/Latino people died from heart disease in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 203.9 per 100,000 women died from heart disease in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 243.5 per 100,000 white people died from heart disease in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 247.8 per 100,000 people died from heart disease in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 305.4 per 100,000 men died from heart disease in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 316.9 per 100,000 black people died from heart disease in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 50.2 per 100,000 men died from heart disease in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • More heart disease deaths in women than men in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • Diabetes was the associated cause of death in 24% of coronary heart disease deaths in Australia, 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 50% of deaths from diabetes also had heart disease as an associated cause of death in Australia, 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

Deaths from Heart disease: medical news summaries

The following medical news items are relevant to death from Heart disease:

Hospitalizations for Heart disease:

4.4 million in the USA 2002 (National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2002) more about hospitazliations »

Heart disease: Hospitalization Statistics

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Heart disease:

  • 1,075,000 visits were made to hospital outpatient department for heart disease in the US 2002 (National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2001 Summary, NCHS, CDC)
  • 4.4 million hospital discharges were from heart disease in the US 2002 (2002 National Hospital Discharge Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • The average length of stay for hospitalisation for heart disease was 4.6 days in the US 2002 (2002 National Hospital Discharge Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • more stats »

Deaths from Heart disease discussion

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for older Americans, and is the leading cause of death for all Americans age 35 and older. Coronary heart disease (CHD), also known as ischemic heart disease, is the most frequent cause of death in the United States -- accounting for 481,458 deaths in 1994. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Cardiovascular Disease: CDC-OC)

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Footnotes:
1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
2. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2
3. Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, MDCH, Michigan, USA

 

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