Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
92.8 coronary heart disease deaths per 100,000 population (2021) *
71.1 per 100,000 *
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
Data Sources: National Vital Statistics System - Mortality (NVSS-M), CDC/NCHS; Population Estimates, Census
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.
Topic: Heart Disease and Stroke
Workgroup: Heart Disease and Stroke Workgroup