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Health Indicator Report of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Deaths

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. Prevention of CHD is key to reducing mortality from heart disease.
Across most age groups where data were sufficient for comparison, males had higher rates of coronary heart disease death than females.

Coronary Heart Disease Deaths by Age and Sex, Utah, 2017-2019


^ ^*Use caution in interpreting; the estimate has a coefficient of variation > 30% and is unreliable.

Data Sources

  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2018
  • Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health

Data Interpretation Issues

Please note that for some data views, 11 age categories are used for age adjusting, and in some cases (race, ethnicity), 3 age categories are used. Some views may have a different "overall" rate than the rate shown on the U.S./Utah graph. Some data views use combined years to obtain more reliable estimates, also affecting the value for the overall rate.


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


The number of deaths with ICD-10 codes I20-I25 listed as primary cause.


Total midyear resident population for the same calendar year.

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 Objectives

Utah's 42 Community Health Indicators[[br]] CSTE Chronic Disease Indicators

How Are We Doing?

The death rate from coronary heart disease has declined for both Utah and the U.S. In 2018, the age-adjusted rate for Utah was 62.8 deaths per 100,000 population. In 1999 (the year ICD-10 codes began to be used for death records), the age-adjusted rate was 118.3 per 100,000.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

For 2018, the age-adjusted rate for Utah was 62.8 deaths per 100,000 population. The Utah rate for 2017 was 66.8 per 100,000 population. In contrast, the rate for the U.S. for 2017 (the latest available at this time) was 92.9 per 100,000 population.

What Is Being Done?

The Healthy Living through Environment, Policy, and Improved Clinical Care (EPICC) Program 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. The EPICC Program 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. [[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 Information

In 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 [].
Page Content Updated On 12/28/2020, Published on 01/04/2021
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