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Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke Among American Indians and Alaska Natives cover.

As the nation's prevention agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is committed to reducing the burden of heart disease and stroke, which are the first and third leading causes of death and major contributors to disability in the United States. These two cardiovascular diseases are largely preventable, and targeted public health efforts can help reduce their impact.

The Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke Among American Indians and Alaska Natives is the fourth in a series of CDC atlases related to cardiovascular disease. However, it is the first to focus on geographic patterns of heart disease and stroke mortality and risk factors for a specific racial/ethnic group in the United States. The Atlas provides insights into the geographic disparities in heart disease and stroke experienced by American Indians and Alaska Natives. The maps present county–by–county heart disease and stroke mortality rates, as well as state–specific prevalences of eight major risk factors for heart disease and stroke.


Suggested Citation

Casper ML, Denny CH, Coolidge JN, Williams GI Jr, Crowell A, Galloway JM, Cobb N. Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke Among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Indian Health Service; 2005.


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CoverPDF [176K]
Introductory MessagesPDF [129K]
Section One: IntroductionPDF [163K]
Section Two: National Maps of Heart Disease and Stroke Mortality Among American Indians and Alaska NativesPDF [5M]
Section Three: Risk Factors for Heart Disease and Stroke Among Alaska Natives and American Indians by StatePDF [2M]
Appendix A: Risk Factors for Heart Disease and Stroke Among the Total U.S. Population, by StatePDF [1M]
Appendix B: Methodological and Technical NotesPDF [595K]
Appendix C: ResourcesPDF [468K]

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