Indicator Report - Heart Attack: Hospitalizations
Why Is This Important?Heart attacks (myocardial infarctions) are associated with coronary heart disease, the number one killer of Utahns. There are several types of risk factors associated with heart attacks. Some of these include family history, high blood pressure, tobacco use, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, diabetes, obesity, and exposures to environmental contaminants.
Recent studies have shown significant relationships between air pollutants and increased risk of heart attack or other forms of coronary heart disease. Particulate matter (PM2.5) has shown to be associated with increased risk in particularly sensitive subpopulations such as the elderly, patients with preexisting heart disease, and those who are survivors of heart attack.
Heart Attack Hospitalizations: Age-Specific Age Adjusted Rates Among Persons 35 and Over by Year, Utah, 2000-2010
Data NotesHeart attack was defined with ICD-9 code 410 to select cases. Age-specific age-adjusted rates were calculated using county specific crude rates for ages 35 and older with 2000 standard U.S. population weights for age 35 and older.
Data SourcesUtah Inpatient Hospital Discharge Data, Office of Health Care Statistics, Utah Department of Health. Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics, Bridged-race estimates of the resident population of the United States for July 1, 2000-July 1, 2011 (Vintage 2011) prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau.
DefinitionA heart attack is also called a myocardial infarction. This occurs when a coronary artery is completely blocked by a clot resulting in lack of blood flow to the heart and death of part of the heart muscle.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 11/14/2012, Published on 12/10/2012