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Heart Disease

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Number of adults with diagnosed heart disease: 27.6 million
  • Percent of adults with diagnosed heart disease: 11.5%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table A-1 [PDF - 178 KB]

Physician office visits

  • Number of visits to physician offices with heart disease, excluding ischemic, as primary diagnosis: 12.0 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2012 Summary Tables, table 13 [PDF - 382 KB]

Outpatient department visits

  • Number of visits to hospital outpatient departments with heart disease, excluding ischemic, as primary diagnosis: 1.9 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2011 Outpatient Department Summary Tables, table 11 [PDF - 330 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 611,105,
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 193.3
  • Cause of death rank: 1

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, tables 9, 10 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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