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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 age-adjusted rate for Utah was 66.9 deaths per 100,000 population. In 2019, the age-adjusted rate for U.S. (88.0 per 100,000) much higher than the rate for Utah.

Ischemic Heart Disease Deaths, Utah and U.S., 1999-2020


This 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 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.".   Data reflects deaths with ICD-10 codes I20-I25 listed as primary cause. Utah rates are age-adjusted to 2000 U.S. standard population using 11 age categories and drawn from IBIS-Q. U.S. rates are drawn from CDC WONDER and may use different age-adjustment categories. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Compressed Mortality File 1999-2010. CDC WONDER On-line Database, compiled from Compressed Mortality File. Accessed at [].

Data Sources

  • Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2018
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on-line data - CDC WONDER
  • National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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?

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
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