DefinitionThe rate of coronary heart disease-related deaths per 100,000 population.
NumeratorThe number of deaths with ICD-10 codes I20-I25 listed as primary cause.
DenominatorTotal midyear resident population for the same calendar year.
Why Is This Important?Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a condition in which blood flow to the heart is reduced. When the coronary arteries become narrowed or clogged, an inadequate amount of blood oxygen reaches the heart tissue. The part of the heart not receiving oxygen begins to die, and some of the heart muscle may be permanently damaged. Prevention of CHD is key to reducing mortality from heart disease.
Healthy People Objective HDS-2:Reduce coronary heart disease deaths
U.S. Target: 103.4 deaths per 100,000 population
State Target: 54.0 deaths per 100,000 population
Other ObjectivesUtah's 42 Community Health Indicators[[br]]
CSTE Chronic Disease Indicators
How Are We Doing?The death rate from coronary heart disease has declined significantly over the past 30 years for both Utah and the U.S. In 2015, Utah experienced 68.3 deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted rate).
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?For 2015, the age-adjusted rate for Utah was 68.3 deaths per 100,000 population. In 2014, the age-adjusted rate for Utah (68.9 per 100,000) was significantly lower than the 2014 U.S. rate (98.8 per 100,000).
What Is Being Done?The Healthy Living through Environment, Policy, and Improved Clinical Care Program (EPICC) was formed in 2013, consolidating three Utah Department of Health programs (Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, and the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Program). The purpose of the consolidation was to ensure a productive, collaborative, and efficient program focused on health outcomes.
EPICC aims to reduce the incidence of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke by targeting risk factors including reducing obesity, increasing physical activity and nutritious food consumption, and improving diabetes and hypertension control. The program is organized around four domains:
*Domain 1: Epidemiology and Surveillance--gather, analyze, and disseminate data and information and conduct evaluation to inform, prioritize, deliver, and monitor programs and population health.
*Domain 2: Policy and Environment--environmental approaches the promote health and support and reinforce healthful behaviors (statewide in schools and childcare, worksites, and communities).
*Domain 3: Health Systems--Health system interventions to improve the effective delivery and use of clinical and other preventive services in order to prevent disease, detect diseases early, and reduce or eliminate risk factors and manage complications.
*Domain 4: Community Clinical Linkages--Strategies to improve community-clinical linkages ensuring that communities support and clinics refer patients to programs that improve management of chronic conditions.[[br]]
The primary program strategies include:
*Increasing healthy nutrition and physical activity environments in K-12 schools
*Increasing healthy nutrition and physical activity environments in early care and education (childcare/preschool)
*Increasing healthy nutrition and physical activity environments in worksites
*Improving awareness of prediabetes and hypertension for Utahns
*Improving the quality of medical care for people with diabetes and hypertension
*Improving the linkages between health care providers and supporting community programs for Utahns with diabetes and hypertension
*Improving access and availability to community health programs for Utahns with diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.
*Improving care and management of students with chronic conditions in Utah schools
Health Program InformationIn 2012, the Utah Department of Health published a statistical report titled The Impact of Heart Disease and Stroke in Utah. This report describes overall patterns in cardiovascular disease and risk factors at the state and national levels and among Utah sub-populations (age group, sex, race, ethnicity, and Utah Small Area).
To download the full report, please visit [http://www.choosehealth.utah.gov/documents/pdfs/reports/HD_Stroke_Burden_Report2012.pdf]