Selected Health Indicators in North Dakota
Coronary Heart Disease

Year 2000 Goal:
Reduce deaths from coronary heart disease to no more than 100 per 100,000 people.

U.S. Deaths 1990-1992:
117.9 per 100,000 people

North Dakota Goal:
In North Dakota reduce deaths from coronary heart disease to no more than 92 per 100,000 people.

North Dakota Deaths 1990-1994:
97.3 per 100,000 people

Years of potential life lost:
On average, North Dakotans who die from coronary heart disease before the age of 65 lose 9 years of potential life. This means that the average age at death is 56 years for a person dying from coronary heart disease before the age of 65.

Coronary Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in North Dakota and in the United States.



TREND - Coronary Heart Disease Death Rate
Age adjusted death rate per 100,000 North Dakotans



TREND - Male and Female Coronary Heart Disease Death Rates
Age adjusted death rate per 100,000 North Dakotans

Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease:

High blood pressure

Smoking

Diet

Exercise

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey 1994:

High Blood Pressure:
Twenty-two percent of North Dakota residents have been told their blood pressure is high.

Current Smoker:
Slightly over 20 percent of North Dakota residents over 18 smoke.

Overweight:
Approximately 27 percent of North Dakota residents were overweight.

Diet:
Only 18 percent of North Dakotans ate at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day which may help to reduce coronary heart disease.

Cholesterol:
About 70 percent of North Dakotans indicated that they had their blood cholesterol checked.

Sedentary Lifestyle:
Over half of North Dakota residents did not participate in leisure time physical activity at least three times per week.

Behavioral changes shown to reduce risk:

Clinical services shown to reduce risk:

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Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 1996, 10:50:38 AM
Allen Johnson - ND Health Dept. DP Coordinator - ajohnson@state.nd.us