Status: Improving

  
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Improving

Most Recent Data:
88.0 coronary heart disease deaths per 100,000 population (2019)

Target:
71.1 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
90.9 coronary heart disease deaths per 100,000 population occurred in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Reduce coronary heart disease deaths

Target-Setting Method
Projection

Summary

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease. Although the death rate from CHD has gone down in recent years, disparities by sex, race/ethnicity, and geographic location remain. Strategies to lower the risk of developing CHD, like controlling blood pressure, can reduce CHD deaths.