Table 19-1.

Coronary Heart Disease

Population GroupPrevalence, CHD, 2012 Age ≥20 yPrevalence, MI, 2012 Age ≥20 yNew and Recurrent MI and Fatal CHD, Age ≥35 yNew and Recurrent MI, Age ≥35 yMortality,* CHD, 2013 All AgesMortality,* MI, 2013 All AgesHospital Discharges CHD, 2010 All Ages
Both sexes15 500 000 (6.2%)7 600 000 (2.8%)965 000750 000370 213116 7931 346 000
Males8 900 000 (7.6%)4 900 000 (4.0%)560 000440 000208 515 (56.3%)66 051 (56.6%)828 000
Females6 600 000 (5.0%)2 700 000 (1.8%)405 000310 000161 698 (43.7%)50 742 (43.4%)518 000
NH white males7.8%4.1%480 000168 22853 434
NH white females4.6%1.8%340 000129 27340 461
NH black males7.2%3.4%80 00020 7586456
NH black females7.0%2.2%65 00018 4416004
Hispanic males6.7%3.5%12 5184099
Hispanic females5.9%1.7%92702858
NH Asian or Pacific Islander8477§2616§
NH American Indian or Alaska Native6.0%1949589
  • CHD includes people who responded “yes” to at least 1 of the questions in “Has a doctor or other health professional ever told you that you had coronary heart disease, angina or angina pectoris, heart attack, or myocardial infarction?” Those who answered “no” but were diagnosed with Rose angina are also included (the Rose questionnaire is only administered to survey participants >40 years of age).

  • CHD indicates coronary heart disease; ellipses (…), data not available; MI, myocardial infarction; 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 CHD and MI mortality that is for males vs females.

  • Estimates include Hispanics and non-Hispanics. Estimates for whites include other nonblack races.

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

  • National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics 2014; data are weighted percentages for Americans ≥18 years of age.1

  • Estimate considered unreliable or does not meet standards of reliability or precision.

  • Sources: Prevalence: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009 to 2012 (National Center for Health Statistics) and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. 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. These data are based on self-reports. Incidence: Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study (2005–2012), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Mortality: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics, 2013 Mortality Multiple Cause-of-Death–United States. Hospital discharges: National Hospital Discharge Survey, National Center for Health Statistics (data include those inpatients discharged alive, dead, or status unknown).