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Indicator Report - Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Deaths

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.

Coronary Heart Disease Deaths by Ethnicity, Utah, 2011

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In 2011, the coronary heart disease death rate among Hispanic Utahns (36.5/100,000) was nearly half the rate among non-Hispanic Utahns (72.8/100,000).

Data Notes

Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using 3 groups, 0-44, 45-64, and 65+.

Data Sources

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.

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Definition

The rate of coronary heart disease-related deaths per 100,000 population.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: The number of deaths with ICD-10 codes I20-I25 listed as primary cause.
Denominator: Total midyear resident population for the same calendar year.

Page Content Updated On 01/03/2013, Published on 03/06/2013
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Content updated: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:09:20 MST