Table 22-1.

Peripheral Artery Disease

Population GroupPrevalence, Age ≥40 yMortality, 2013, All Ages*Hospital Discharges, 2010, All Ages
Both sexes≥6.8 Million13 639146 000
Males5846 (42.9%)84 000
Females7793 (57.1%)62 000
NH white males4775
NH white females6447
NH black males665
NH black females847
Hispanic males261
Hispanic females331
NH Asian or Pacific Islander223
NH American Indian/Alaska Native62
  • Ellipses (…) indicate data not available; and NH, non-Hispanic.

  • * Mortality for Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, and 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 mortality attributable to heart failure that is for males vs females.

  • Includes Chinese, Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese, and Other Asian or Pacific Islander.

  • Sources: Prevalence: Data derived from Allison et al.1 Prevalence of peripheral artery disease is based on an ankle-brachial index <0.9 or a previous revascularization for peripheral artery disease. Mortality: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics, 2013 Mortality Multiple Cause-of-Death–United States.