Table 2-2. Continued

StateCVD*CHDStroke
Rank§Death Rate% Change? 1996–2006Rank§Death Rate% Change? 1996–2006Rank§Death Rate% Change? 1996–2006
*CVD is defined here as ICD-10 I00–I99.
†CHD is defined here as ICD-10 I20–I25.
‡Stroke is defined here as ICD-10 I60–I69.
§Rank is lowest to highest.
?Percent change is based on log-linear slope of rates for each year, 1996–2006. For stroke, the death rates in 1996–1998 were comparability modified with the ICD-10 to ICD-9 comparability ratio of 1.0502.
¶Percent changes for Puerto Rico are for 1996–1998 (averaged) to 2006 and are not based on a log-linear slope.
Source: NCHS compressed mortality file 1979–2006. Data provided by personal communication with NHLBI.
The AHRQ has released state-level data for heart disease for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The data are taken from the Congressionally mandated National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), available at http://statesnapshots.ahrq.gov/snaps07/index.jsp. In addition, the Women’s Health and Mortality Chartbook of the NCHS has state-related data for women available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/healthywomen/womenschartbook_aug2004.pdf. Also, at http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/brfss-smart/index.asp, Metropolitan/Micropolitan Area Risk (MMSA) data are available for 500 such areas nationwide. BRFSS data are also collected within each state (www.cdc.gov/brfss). The CDC has the Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which provides mortality rates down to the county level, by gender and ethnicity, available at http://www.cdc.gov/gis/. The 2008 Atlas of Stroke Hospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries (CDC, 2008) is a new resource that provides data down to the county level, by sex and race (available at http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/library/stroke_hospitalization_atlas.htm).
Utah3208.2?28.0177.5?44.0736.2?40.7
Vermont15229.3?33.026124.5?37.81237.8?39.7
Virginia30258.1?31.120115.6?36.83849.0?33.5
Washington12228.0?28.719114.7?31.72142.9?39.0
West Virginia47309.2?27.446158.7?35.83547.6?21.7
Wisconsin21241.8?30.916113.9?39.22744.3?38.9
Wyoming25250.1?26.611107.1?36.53245.4?37.2
Total United States262.5?29.5135.0?35.943.6?32.7