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
Coronary Heart Disease Deaths by Ethnicity, Utah, 2011
In 2011, the coronary heart disease death rate among Hispanic Utahns (36.5/100,000) was nearly half the rate among non-Hispanic
Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using 3 groups, 0-44, 45-64, and 65+.
Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health.
Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Counties in Utah (2010 Census), U.S. Bureau of the Census.
The rate of coronary heart disease-related deaths per 100,000 population.
How We Calculated the Rates
The number of deaths with ICD-10 codes I20-I25 listed as primary cause.
Total midyear resident population for the same calendar year.
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Published on 03/06/2013
Healthy Living Through Environment, Policy and Improved Clinical Care (EPICC), Bureau of Health Promotion, Division of Disease Control and Prevention, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2107,
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