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Cardiovascular Deaths measures the three-year average, age-adjusted number of deaths attributed to cardiovascular diseases, including but not limited to heart disease and stroke, per 100,000 population. Ranks are based on the most recently available 3 years of data from the National Center for Health Statistics and CDC.The rates are age-adjusted using NCHS’s bridged-race estimates of the July 1 resident population from the 2008 county-level postcensal series.

 

Cardiovascular deaths are an indication of the toll cardiovascular disease places on the population. In the United States, heart disease and stroke are currently the leading and fourth leading causes of death, respectively[1]. Cardiovascular disease accounts for 17% of medical spending, 30% of Medicare spending and totals nearly $150 billion annually[2]. Cardiovascular disease is influenced by a long list of modifiable risk factors; smoking, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, low levels of physical activity, poor diet, and obesity[3]. Influencing one or more of these risk factors has the potential to greatly decrease the burden of cardiovascular disease. An initiative to reduce this burden, Million Hearts, aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.[4]. Additional information on the initiative is available at http://millionhearts.hhs.gov/.



[1] Murphy SL, Xu J, Kochanek KD. Deaths: preliminary data for 2010. Natl Vital Stat Rep. 

2012;60(4):1-69.

[2] Trogdon, JG, EA Finkelstein, IA Nwaise, FK Tangka, and D Orenstein. "The Economic Burden of Chronic Cardiovascular Disease for Major Insurers." Health Promotion Practice. 8.3 (2007): 234-42. Print.

[3] Jackson, Rodney. "Guidelines on Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Clinical Practice." Bmj : British Medical Journal. 320.7236 (2000): 659. PrintBottom of Form

[4] Frieden, T. R., & Berwick, D. M. (2011). The “Million Hearts” Initiative — Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes. N Engl J Med, 365(13), e27. doi:10.1056/NEJMp1110421.

 

 

IA Cardiovascular Deaths (1990-2013) see more
  • Number of deaths due to all cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and strokes, per 100,000 population.

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STATE RANKINGS

State Changes
Over Time
Rank Value Take Action
1990 - Iowa graph 18 374.6 View Actions
1991 - Iowa graph 18 369.0 View Actions
1992 - Iowa graph 18 361.2 View Actions
1993 - Iowa graph 19 351.7 View Actions
1994 - Iowa graph 20 343.3 View Actions
1995 - Iowa graph 19 337.8 View Actions
1996 - Iowa graph 21 338.5 View Actions
1997 - Iowa graph 20 334.3 View Actions
1998 - Iowa graph 19 338.0 View Actions
1999 - Iowa graph 21 334.2 View Actions
2000 - Iowa graph 22 333.1 View Actions
2001 - Iowa graph 24 329.1 View Actions
2002 - Iowa graph 25 324.9 View Actions
2003 - Iowa graph 23 319.1 View Actions
2004 - Iowa graph 23 310.0 View Actions
2005 - Iowa graph 22 304.7 View Actions
2006 - Iowa graph 23 297.7 View Actions
2007 - Iowa graph 23 286.4 View Actions
2008 - Iowa graph 23 277.9 View Actions
2009 - Iowa graph 23 270.0 View Actions
2010 - Iowa graph 23 264.1 View Actions
2011 - Iowa graph 23 258.3 View Actions
2012 - Iowa graph 26 258.4 View Actions
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