Table 13-2.

Age-Adjusted Death Rates per 100 000 Population for CVD, CHD, and Stroke by State, 2011–2013

CVD*CHDStroke
StateRank§Death Rate% Change, 2001–2003 to 2011–2013Rank§Death Rate% Change, 2001–2003 to 2011–2013Rank§Death Rate% Change, 2001–2003 to 2011–2013
Alabama51296.9−22.526100.1−33.55149.0−28.3
Alaska11194.4−27.4775.7−35.03840.9−30.4
Arizona9194.0−29.029101.5−34.1529.7−37.9
Arkansas49281.2−24.448132.8−29.45249.1−34.1
California24209.3−32.931102.9−41.52035.6−40.6
Colorado3176.4−34.0572.8−39.81233.0−38.9
Connecticut12195.3−30.21184.2−42.1227.9−40.3
Delaware30221.4−30.839113.8−38.23238.5−23.8
District of Columbia44259.5−29.949135.0−36.91032.6−31.5
Florida15198.1−32.527101.0−41.9730.9−33.5
Georgia37242.2−32.6982.8−44.74041.9−37.3
Hawaii4183.0−30.0269.1−33.11835.2−40.7
Idaho19204.3−28.61285.7−38.12737.1−40.2
Illinois33227.3−30.430102.3−41.22937.7−34.4
Indiana40247.8−27.138111.8−34.34242.5−30.7
Iowa28220.4−26.342118.3−31.21534.3−40.2
Kansas27220.2−28.41789.6−36.93439.0−34.6
Kentucky45267.9−28.543118.4−36.54443.5−31.8
Louisiana48275.2−24.737111.7−36.74644.5−29.9
Maine14197.3−31.21487.2−40.91634.5−36.0
Maryland31224.7−30.635109.2−39.12636.8−35.9
Massachusetts5184.8−32.91083.0−39.2328.7−40.6
Michigan43255.1−27.147130.8−32.82837.4−34.8
Minnesota1167.9−29.4165.6−38.51333.3−34.4
Mississippi52309.8−26.544118.6−37.85048.7−29.1
Missouri42253.0−28.645123.0−34.54142.1−30.9
Montana20205.2−25.21386.7−26.82436.2−38.6
Nebraska17202.1−30.1877.9−36.02336.0−35.5
Nevada39246.1−26.12399.3−32.21734.5−39.5
New Hampshire8191.9−35.31892.2−46.2629.7−39.4
New Jersey29220.9−29.133108.9−40.11132.6−26.1
New Mexico10194.2−26.42298.7−31.7831.2−31.6
New York35231.8−31.050135.1−40.0126.8−28.5
North Carolina32225.6−32.028101.0−38.84342.8−38.1
North Dakota18202.2−29.52198.6−37.82135.6−38.2
Ohio41248.4−27.940116.9−37.23740.8−30.0
Oklahoma50289.1−27.852149.8−34.04745.4−32.8
Oregon6191.1−32.9472.5−42.63338.7−44.0
Pennsylvania36234.2−28.934109.1−38.03138.1−30.6
Puerto Rico2172.2−28.8672.9−39.41433.9−28.0
Rhode Island21206.1−32.241117.8−41.8429.2−36.4
South Carolina38244.8−28.72499.9−36.44946.6−36.9
South Dakota23209.2−26.636110.0−28.43539.2−25.8
Tennessee46268.4−29.451139.5−34.24845.6−36.0
Texas34227.5−32.532103.1−42.33941.3−34.5
Utah13196.8−25.8369.9−32.73038.0−33.1
Vermont16198.3−29.92599.9−34.7932.3−35.0
Virginia26214.9−31.51588.7−39.13640.3−36.0
Washington7191.8−32.81688.7−39.71935.2−46.4
West Virginia47270.6−28.846128.5−37.64544.4−26.2
Wisconsin25213.1−28.02096.6−34.22536.4−37.1
Wyoming22208.7−26.01992.3−30.22235.7−34.4
Total United States225.2−30.2105.7−38.837.0−34.7
  • CHD indicates coronary heart disease; and CVD, cardiovascular disease.

  • * CVD is defined here as International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) codes I00 to I99.

  • CHD is defined here as ICD-10 codes I20 to I25.

  • Stroke is defined here as ICD-10 codes I60 to I69.

  • § Rank is lowest to highest.

  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wide-Ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER), 2001 to 2013. Data provided by personal communication with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

  • Additional resources for state-level mortality data: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 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.39 In addition, the Women’s Health and Mortality Chartbook of the National Center for Health Statistics has state-related data for women.40 Metropolitan/micropolitan area risk data are available for 500 such areas nationwide.41 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data are also collected within each state.42 The CDC has the Geographic Information Systems, which provides mortality rates down to the county level, by sex and ethnicity.43 The 2008 Atlas of Stroke Hospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries is a resource that provides data down to the county level, by sex and race.44