Prevalence and Incidence of Heart disease


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About prevalence and incidence statistics: The term 'prevalence' of Heart disease usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Heart disease at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Heart disease refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Heart disease diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

Prevalance of Heart disease: 22 million adults in the US 2000 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 12 or 8.09% or 22 million people in USA [about data]

Prevelance of Heart disease discussion: One in ten American women ages 45 to 64 has some form of heart disease. That increases to one in five for women over age 65.1

One in ten American women 45 to 64 years of age has some form of heart disease, and this increases to one in four women over 65. Heart disease is the number one killer of American women.2

Prevelance statistics about Heart disease: The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Heart disease:

  • 155 per 1000 (NHIS95)
  • 9 million American women (NHLBI)
  • 22.3 million cases per year of heart disease in the USA 1994 (US Government Statistics)
  • 23.0 million noninstitutionalised people have a diagnosed heart disease in the US 2001(Summary Statistics for US Adults, 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 11.5% of noninstitutionalised people have a diagnosed heart disease in the US 2001(Summary Statistics for US Adults, 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 147,600 home health care patients had heart disease as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 10.9% of home health care patients had heart disease as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 13,500 hospice care patients had heart disease as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 12.8% of hospice care patients had heart disease as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 165,100 nursing home residents had heart disease as a primary diagnosis in the US 1999 (National Nursing Home Survey: 1999 Summary, NCHS, CDC)
  • 10.1% of nursing home residents had heart disease as a primary diagnosis in the US 1999 (National Nursing Home Survey: 1999 Summary, NCHS, CDC)
  • 52.2% of cases of heart disease are male USA 2004 (The British Heart Foundation, 2004)
  • 47.8% of cases of heart disease are female USA 2004 (The British Heart Foundation, 2004)
  • 88.2% of cases of heart disease occur in white people USA 2004 (The British Heart Foundation, 2004)
  • 9.5% of cases of heart disease occur in black people USA 2004 (The British Heart Foundation, 2004)
  • Nearly 40% of blacks in America have heart disease (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Facts About Heart Disease and Women: NHLBI
2. excerpt from NHLBI Heart Disease & Women Are You At Risk: NHLBI

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