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Heart Disease Mortality Rate


Heart Disease Mortality Rate

What does this measure?

The number of deaths per year due to heart disease, expressed as an age-adjusted rate per 10,000 residents.

Why is this important?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and the second leading cause in Massachusetts. Mortality rates for specific causes of death can show to what extent a community is embracing advances in prevention, care, and treatment of specific ailments.

How is our county doing?

In 2018, Essex had 14 deaths due to heart disease for every 10,000 residents. This was similar to the state rate and lower than the national rate of 16 per 10,000. Rates in Essex and the state have declined about 36% since 2000, and the state decline was higher at 40% over the same time period.

How do we compare to similar counties?

The rate of heart disease deaths in Essex County in 2018 was similar to Westchester, NY (14 per 10,000), and slightly higher than Lake, IL and Middlesex, MA (each 12 per 10,000). All areas had greater declines in their rates than Essex since 2000, with Lake and Westchester declining the most (each 45%), followed by Middlesex (43%).

Notes about the data

Rates have been adjusted for differences in age and gender among the geographies.

Heart Disease Mortality Rate
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Essex County, MA21222121201818171716151514141414131314
Middlesex County, MA21191918171615151514131312121212121212
Lake County, IL22222220191717151514151414141314121212
Westchester County, NY26252423212020191816161616161415151514
Massachusetts22212120191817171616151414141414131313
United States26252424222221201918181717171717171716

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Notes: Rate per 10,000 residents. Numbers are age-adjusted.




Heart Disease Deaths
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Essex County, MA1,7801,8041,7591,7591,7641,5661,5721,5541,5371,4701,4551,4381,3781,4381,3881,4791,4001,4191,491
Middlesex County, MA3,1432,9683,0412,8302,6592,5822,5382,5332,4772,4472,3302,3572,2662,2962,2782,3442,4072,4002,387
Lake County, IL9881,0291,0569579459049618718728529319009399789561,004921932965
Westchester County, NY2,7372,6812,6032,5122,3722,3692,3832,2802,1731,9982,0002,0592,1252,1421,9742,0352,1042,1182,093
Massachusetts15,31415,14414,73514,63413,82413,28012,94712,71012,77612,32212,04311,76511,60212,02311,81712,13011,92112,14012,036
United States710,760700,142696,946685,088652,484652,091631,636616,067616,828599,412597,689596,577599,711611,104614,345633,842635,260647,457655,380

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




INDICATORS TREND | ESSEX COUNTY
Prevalence of Overweight Adults Not Applicable
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Preterm Births Increasing
Infant Mortality Rate Maintaining
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels Decreasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Child Abuse and Neglect Increasing
Disengaged Youth Maintaining
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Youth Arrests Decreasing
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Establishments Increasing
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Employment Maintaining
Tourism Spending Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Charitable Contributions Maintaining
Protected Land Not Applicable
Days with Good Air Quality Increasing
Beach Contamination Increasing
Daily Water Use per Resident Decreasing
Crimes Against People Decreasing
Crimes Against Property Decreasing
Drug-Related Arrests Maintaining
Reports of Domestic Violence Increasing
Incarceration Rates Decreasing
Recidivism Decreasing
Households Without Vehicles Maintaining
Means of Transportation to Work Not Applicable
Traffic Injuries and Fatalities Maintaining
Households With Internet Access Not Applicable
Change in Total Population Increasing
Change in Population by Age/Gender Not Applicable
People 65 or Older Living Alone Decreasing
People with Disabilities Maintaining
Households by Type Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families by Gender Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Language Diversity Increasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Change in Jobs by Sector Not Applicable
Change in Average Salary Increasing
Change in Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
Median Earnings by Occupation by Gender Not Applicable
People Entering/Leaving County for Work Not Applicable
Employer Size Not Applicable
Self-Employment Revenue Increasing
Unemployment Rate Maintaining
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Prekindergarten Participation Not Applicable
Female Enrollment in School Not Applicable
Chronically Absent Students Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Bullying Decreasing
Student Performance on Grade 3 Reading Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 8 Math by Student Group Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 10 English Language Arts Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 10 Math Not Applicable
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate by Student Group Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults Not Applicable
Bachelor's Degree or Higher by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income Maintaining
Median Household Income by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income by Household Type Not Applicable
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Households Receiving Temporary Assistance Maintaining
Households Receiving Federal Food Assistance Decreasing
Participation in Food Assistance by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Median Home Value Increasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Increasing
Housing Affordability for Renters Increasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeownership Rates by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Homeless Persons Increasing
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Medical Care Expenses Increasing
Prevalence of Children with Asthma Maintaining
Prevalence of Overweight Children Maintaining
Diabetes Incidence Decreasing
Chronic Disease Among Older Adults Increasing
Cancer Incidence Decreasing
Cancer Mortality Rate Decreasing
Heart Disease Mortality Rate Decreasing
Mortality Rate Decreasing
People who Smoke Not Applicable
Use of Illegal Drugs Not Applicable
Youth Use of Illegal Drugs Not Applicable
Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Not Applicable
Drug Overdose Mortality Rate Increasing
Prevalence of Mental Illness Maintaining
Suicide Rate Maintaining
Children Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 3 Reading Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 8 Math by Student Group Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 10 English Language Arts Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 10 Math Not Applicable
High School Cohort Graduation Rate by Student Group Not Applicable
Bachelor's Degree or Higher by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Participation in Food Assistance by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Homeownership Rates by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable