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QuickStats: Rate* of Hospitalization for Coronary Heart Disease, by Age Group — National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 2000–2010

The figure shows the rate of hospitalization for coronary heart disease, by age group, in the United States during 2000-2010. From 2000 to 2010, the rate of hospitalization for coronary heart disease declined by 43% for the total population. Rates declined by 42% for the youngest (<65 years) and oldest (≥85 years) age groups, by 50% for those aged 65-74 years, and 46% for those aged 75-84 years. Throughout the period, the rate of hospitalization for the <65 years age group was significantly lower than the rate for any other age group.

* Per 10,000 population. Hospitalization for coronary heart disease is defined as a first-listed diagnosis on the medical record of 410–414 or 429.2, as coded according to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification. Rates were calculated using U.S. Census Bureau 2000–based postcensal civilian population estimates.

From 2000 to 2010, the rate of hospitalization for coronary heart disease declined by 43% for the total population. Rates declined by 42% for the youngest (<65 years) and oldest (≥85 years) age groups, by 50% for those aged 65–74 years, and 46% for those aged 75–84 years. Throughout the period, the rate of hospitalization for the <65 years age group was significantly lower than the rate for any other age group.

Sources: National Hospital Discharge Survey data (2000–2010). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhds.htm.

Reported by: Shaleah Levant, MPH, slevant@cdc.gov, 301-458-4324; Maria Owings, PhD, Carol DeFrances, PhD.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the rate of hospitalization for coronary heart disease, by age group, in the United States during 2000-2010. From 2000 to 2010, the rate of hospitalization for coronary heart disease declined by 43% for the total population. Rates declined by 42% for the youngest (<65 years) and oldest (≥85 years) age groups, by 50% for those aged 65-74 years, and 46% for those aged 75-84 years. Throughout the period, the rate of hospitalization for the <65 years age group was significantly lower than the rate for any other age group.


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