Premium
Premium statistics

Industry-specific and extensively researched technical data (partially from exclusive partnerships).

A paid subscription is required for full access.

Deaths by heart diseases in the U.S. 1950-2016

Deaths by heart diseases in the U.S. from 1950 to 2016 (per 100,000 population)

by John Elflein, last edited Sep 20, 2018
Deaths by heart diseases in the U.S. 1950-2016 This statistic shows the death rate from diseases of the heart in the United States from 1950 to 2016. In 2000, there were 257.6 deaths per 100,000 population. By 2016, this figured had decreased to 165.5 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Heart diseases in the U.S.

The number of deaths caused by heart disease has decreased in the United States from 321.8 per 100,000 population in 1990 to 165.5 deaths per 100,000 population in 2016. Nevertheless, heart disease is still one of the leading causes of death in the country, followed closely by cancer, which has a mortality rate of 155.8 per 100,000 people.

Diseases of the heart and blood vessels are often associated with atherosclerosis which occurs when plaque builds up along arterial walls. This can limit the flow of blood and can lead to blood clots, a common cause of stroke or heart attacks. Other types of heart disease include arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythms) and heart valve problems. Many of these diseases can be treated with medication, although many complications will still remain. One of the leading cholesterol lowering drugs in the United States, Crestor, generated almost 2.4 billion U.S. dollars of revenue in 2017.

There are many risk factors associated with the development of heart disease including family history, ethnicity, and age. However, there are other factors that can be modified through lifestyle changes such as physical inactivity, smoking, and unhealthy diets. Obesity has also been commonly associated with risk factors like hypertension and diabetes type II. In the U.S., some 64 percent of white adults were overweight or obese.
Show more

Deaths by heart diseases in the U.S. from 1950 to 2016 (per 100,000 population)

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format
Cardiovascular disease in the U.S.
Cardiovascular disease in the U.S.

All Information
in one Presentation

Cardiovascular disease in the U.S.

Everything On "Cardiovascular disease in the U.S." in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Other Reports & Dossiers
Statista is a great source of knowledge, and pretty helpful to manage the daily work.
Christof Baron

Christof Baron
CEO, MindShare Germany

Statistics on "Cardiovascular disease in the U.S."
  • Global overview
  • U.S. overview
  • Prevalence
  • Deaths
  • Deaths by state
  • Care and costs
  • Hypertension
  • Risk factors
  • Miscellaneous
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.