Prevalence and Incidence of Coronary heart disease


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About prevalence and incidence statistics: The term 'prevalence' of Coronary heart disease usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Coronary heart disease at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Coronary heart disease refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Coronary heart disease diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

Prevalance of Coronary heart disease: estimated 13,200,000 in the USA 2001 (American Heart Association, 2004)
Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 20 or 4.85% or 13.2 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence (annual) of Coronary heart disease: estimated 1.2 million new or recurrent coronary attacks in the USA 2004 (American Heart Association, 2004)
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 226 or 0.44% or 1.2 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Coronary heart disease: Some 7 million Americans suffer from coronary heart disease (CHD), the most common form of heart disease.1

Prevelance statistics about Coronary heart disease: The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Coronary heart disease:

  • 12,900,000 cases in the USA (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III, 1988-94)
  • 12 to 13 million American adults have CHD (NHLBI)
  • 7 million Americans with CHD (NHLBI)
  • 228.4 per 100,000 white males in the USA 2001 (American Heart Association, 2004)
  • 262.0 per 100,000 black males in the USA 2001 (American Heart Association, 2004)
  • 1378.4 per 100,000 white females in the USA 2001 (American Heart Association, 2004)
  • 176.7 per 100,000 black females in the USA 2001 (American Heart Association, 2004)
  • Approximately 7 million in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NHLBI, coronary heart disease: NHLBI

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