Health Indicator Report of Ischemic Heart Disease Deaths
Ischemic heart disease (sometimes called coronary heart disease) is a condition in which blood flow to the heart is reduced. A common cause of this condition is a buildup of plaque in the arteries. When the coronary arteries become narrowed or clogged, an inadequate amount of blood oxygen reaches the heart tissue.
In 2020, the death rate for ischemic heart disease among Hispanic Utahns (47.2 per 100,000) was lower than the rate among the general Utah population (61.7 per 100,000). The rate for non-Hispanics was 62.4. IMPORTANT NOTE: Most of the charts for this indicator are calculated using 11 age groups. The rates in this chart are calculated using three age groups. Numbers for each age group may vary widely from year to year, making the comparisons less stable. Using fewer age groups helps to minimize this type of variation.
Ischemic Heart Disease Deaths by Ethnicity, Utah, 2020
NotesThis indicator uses ICD-10 codes for ischemic heart disease, ICD-10 code I20-I25. Note that this indicator was formerly called coronary heart disease deaths. Ischemic heart disease is sometimes called coronary heart disease (See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK209964/). After a review by the HEAL Program, it was determined ischemic heart disease was a better term and matches the CDC coding. The name of the indicator has been changed to "Ischemic Heart Disease Deaths.". Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using three age categories.
- 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, U.S. Bureau of the Census, IBIS Version 2018
Data Interpretation IssuesPlease 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.
DefinitionThe rate of coronary heart disease-related deaths per 100,000 population.
NumeratorThe number of deaths with ICD-10 codes I20-I25 listed as primary cause.
DenominatorTotal 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 ObjectivesUtah's 42 Community Health Indicators[[br]] CSTE Chronic Disease Indicators
How Are We Doing?In 2020, the age-adjusted mortality rate for ischemic heart disease for Utah was 66.9 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.?The Utah age-adjusted mortality rate for ischemic heart disease for 2020 was 66.9 per 100,000 population. In contrast, the rate for the U.S. for 2019 (the latest available data at this time) was 88.0 per 100,000 population.
What Is Being Done?Originally known as EPICC, (The Healthy Living through Environment, Policy, and Improved Clinical Care Program), the Healthy Environments Active Living (HEAL) Program is a program within the Utah Department of Health Bureau of Health Promotion. HEAL focuses on enabling education and engaged change for public health by engaging its three main audiences: individuals, partners, and decision-makers. HEAL champions public health initiatives and addresses the challenges of making health awareness and access truly universal and equitable in eight key areas: nutrition, heart health, diabetes, physical activity, schools, child care, community health workers, and worksites. The HEAL 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
Page Content Updated On 10/28/2021, Published on 11/18/2021