Heart Disease Death Rates Among Blacks and Whites Aged ≥35 Years — United States, 1968–2015

@inproceedings{Dyke2018HeartDD,
  title={Heart Disease Death Rates Among Blacks and Whites Aged ≥35 Years — United States, 1968–2015},
  author={Miriam E Van Dyke and Sophia A Greer and Erika C. Odom and Linda J. Schieb and Adam S Vaughan and Michael R Kramer and Michele L. Casper},
  booktitle={Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Surveillance summaries},
  year={2018}
}
PROBLEM/CONDITION Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. In 2015, heart disease accounted for approximately 630,000 deaths, representing one in four deaths in the United States. Although heart disease death rates decreased 68% for the total population from 1968 to 2015, marked disparities in decreases exist by race and state. PERIOD COVERED 1968-2015. DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM The National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) data on deaths in the United States were… CONTINUE READING
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