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Heart Disease

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Number of noninstitutionalized adults with diagnosed heart disease: 26.6 million
  • Percent of noninstitutionalized adults with diagnosed heart disease: 11.3%

Source: Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2012, tables 1, 2 [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Health care use: Ambulatory care

  • Number of visits to physician offices with heart disease, excluding ischemic, as primary diagnosis: 12.4 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Summary Tables, table 13 [PDF - 382 KB]

Health care use: Outpatient departments

  • Number of visits to hospital outpatient departments with heart disease, excluding ischemic, as primary diagnosis: 2.0 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Outpatient Department Summary Tables, table 11 [PDF - 330 KB]

Health care use: Hospital inpatient care

  • Number of discharges with heart disease as first-listed diagnosis: 3.7 million
  • Average length of stay: 4.6 days

Source: National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2010 table, Average length of stay and days of care – Number and rate of discharges by first-listed diagnostic categories [PDF - 58 KB]

Health care use: Home health care

  • Number of current patients with heart disease as primary diagnosis: 135,700 (2007)
  • Percent of current patients with heart disease as primary diagnosis: 9.3% (2007)

Source: Home Health Care and Discharged Hospice Care Patients: United States, 2000 and 2007, table 3 [PDF - 430 KB]

Health care use: Hospice care

  • Number of hospice care discharges with heart disease as primary diagnosis: 117,400 (2007)
  • Percent of hospice care discharges with heart disease as primary diagnosis: 11.2% (2007)

Source: Home Health Care and Discharged Hospice Care Patients: United States, 2000 and 2007, table 7 [PDF - 430 KB]

Health care use: Nursing home care

  • Number of residents with heart disease: 635,000
  • Percent of residents with heart disease: 42.6%

Source: 2004 National Nursing Home Survey, Residents, table 33B [PDF - 719 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 596,577
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 191.5
  • Cause of death rank: 1

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2011, tables 9, 10 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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