Table 15-1.

Congenital Cardiovascular Defects

Population GroupEstimated Prevalence, 2002, All AgesMortality, 2013, All Ages*Hospital Discharges, 2010, All Ages
Both sexes650 000 to 1.3 million24305162 000
Males1634 (53.6%)38 000
Females1417 (46.4%)24 000
NH white males973
NH white females869
NH black males268
NH black females234
Hispanic males299
Hispanic females253
NH Asian or Pacific Islander119
NH American Indian or Alaska Native30
  • Ellipses (…) indicate data not available. NH indicates non-Hispanic.

  • * Mortality for Hispanic, NH American Indian or Alaska Native, and NH Asian and Pacific Islander people should be interpreted with caution because of inconsistencies in reporting Hispanic origin or race on the death certificate compared with censuses, surveys, and birth certificates. Studies have shown underreporting on death certificates of American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Hispanic decedents, as well as undercounts of these groups in censuses.

  • These percentages represent the portion of total congenital cardiovascular mortality that is for males vs females.

  • Sources: Mortality: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics, 2013 Mortality Multiple Cause-of-Death—United States. These data represent underlying cause of death only. Hospital discharges: National Hospital Discharge Survey, National Center for Health Statistics; data include those inpatients discharged alive, dead, or status unknown.