Table 13-1.

Cardiovascular Diseases

Population GroupPrevalence, 2012: Age ≥20 yMortality, 2013: All Ages*Hospital Discharges, 2010: All AgesCost, 2012
Both sexes85 600 000 (35.0%)800 9375 802 000$316.6 Billion
 Males41 800 000 (36.4%)402 851 (50.3%)3 021 000
 Females43 800 000 (33.7%)398 086 (49.7%)2 781 000
NH white males36.1%317 499
NH white females31.9%317 321
NH black males46.0%48 098
NH black females48.3%48 138
Hispanic males32.4%23 892
Hispanic females32.5%20 976
NH Asian or Pacific Islander18 819
NH American Indian/Alaska Native3895
  • 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 cardiovascular disease mortality that is attributable to males vs females.

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

  • Sources: Prevalence: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009 to 2012, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Percentages for racial/ethnic groups are age adjusted for Americans ≥20 years of age. Age-specific percentages are extrapolated to the 2012 US population estimates. Mortality: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/NCHS, 2013 Mortality Multiple Cause-of-Death–United States. These data represent underlying cause of death only for International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision codes I00 to I99 (diseases of the circulatory system). Hospital discharges: National Hospital Discharge Survey, NCHS. Data include those inpatients discharged alive, dead, or of unknown status. Cost: NHLBI. Data include estimated direct and indirect costs for 2011 to 2012 (annual average).