Cardiovascular Disease Mortality
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) impacts the heart and blood vessels and includes multiple condition – some directly related to plaque buildup in the arteries. CVD is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men
and women, and the leading cause of death in Oklahoma City-County. Types of cardiovascular disease include heart attack, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, heart valve problems, abnormal rhythm of the heart (arrhythmia) and diabetes. This indicator characterizes the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease per 100,000 population during 2013-2015. The rates were age adjusted to account for differences in age distributions among our community.
Age-Adjusted All Cause Mortality Rates by Race Oklahoma City-County
Black/ African American
American Indian/ Alaska Native
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States accounting for 1 out of every 20 deaths (American Stroke Association). This indicator is presented as the number of deaths due to Cerebrovascular Disease (stroke) per 100,000 population over the years 2013-2015. The rates were age-adjusted to account for differences in age distributions among our community. The mortality rate for stroke in Oklahoma City-County was 46.5 deaths per 100,000 population.
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