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Heart Disease

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Number of adults with diagnosed heart disease: 28.4 million
  • Percent of adults with diagnosed heart disease: 11.7%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2015, Table A-1 [PDF – 188 KB]

Physician office visits

  • Number of visits to physician offices with heart disease, excluding ischemic, as the primary diagnosis: 15.5 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 State and National Summary Tables, table 16 [PDF – 692 KB]

Outpatient department visits

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

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

Emergency department visits

  • Number of visits with a principal hospital discharge diagnosis of heart disease, excluding ischemic: 852,000
  • Number of visits with a principal hospital discharge diagnosis of ischemic heart disease: 298,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2014 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 27 [PDF – 1.9 MB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 633,842
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 197.2
  • Cause of death rank: 1

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2015, tables 6, 7 [PDF – 2.7 MB]

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