DefinitionThe rate of heart disease related deaths (ICD-10 codes I00-I09, I11, I13, I20-I51) per 100,000 population (age-adjusted to 2000 U.S. population).
NumeratorResident deaths with ICD-9 codes 390-398, 402, 404, 410-429, years 1996-1998; ICD-10 codes I00-I09, I11, I13, I20-I51, after 1999, as the underlying cause of death during a calendar year.
DenominatorTotal midyear resident population for the same calendar year.
Why Is This Important?Heart disease is a general term that describes many different diseases including coronary heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, hypertension, heart failure, and other heart conditions. The most common form of heart disease is coronary heart disease, also known as coronary artery disease. Coronary heart disease is the largest contributor to death from heart disease.
Other ObjectivesUtah's 42 Community Health Indicators
CSTE Chronic Disease Indicators
How Are We Doing?Utah and the U.S. have experienced declining heart disease death rates for several decades. However, from 2009 to 2011, Utah's rate did not decline. U.S. data for for this period were not available for comparison.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?In 2009, Utah's heart disease death rate was 140.9/100,000, which was lower than the national rate of 180.1/100,000.
What Is Being Done?The Utah Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (HDSPP) receives federal funding to reduce morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease in Utah. HDSPP collaborates with other Utah Department of Health programs, community health centers, the regional Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, the American Heart Association, and others to implement policy and environmental changes that will improve control of high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Health Program InformationIn 2012, the Utah Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program 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 subpopulations (age group, sex, race, ethnicity, and Utah Small Area).
To download the full report, please visit www.hearthighway.org.
Individual sections of the report can be viewed at www.hearthighway.org/burden.html