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Cardiovascular Deaths
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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.

 

 

VT 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 - Vermont graph 26 401.7 View Actions
1991 - Vermont graph 26 390.4 View Actions
1992 - Vermont graph 20 367.7 View Actions
1993 - Vermont graph 17 350.2 View Actions
1994 - Vermont graph 17 334.7 View Actions
1995 - Vermont graph 20 339.1 View Actions
1996 - Vermont graph 25 343.6 View Actions
1997 - Vermont graph 26 345.0 View Actions
1998 - Vermont graph 26 345.2 View Actions
1999 - Vermont graph 22 334.8 View Actions
2000 - Vermont graph 21 332.1 View Actions
2001 - Vermont graph 16 315.6 View Actions
2002 - Vermont graph 13 304.9 View Actions
2003 - Vermont graph 12 295.8 View Actions
2004 - Vermont graph 13 291.9 View Actions
2005 - Vermont graph 17 291.8 View Actions
2006 - Vermont graph 11 280.7 View Actions
2007 - Vermont graph 10 269.3 View Actions
2008 - Vermont graph 10 255.7 View Actions
2009 - Vermont graph 10 248.9 View Actions
2010 - Vermont graph 11 241.1 View Actions
2011 - Vermont graph 10 235.1 View Actions
2012 - Vermont graph 9 230.5 View Actions
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