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In this article, we provide an in-depth analysis of heart disease statistics in Colorado focusing on death rates, demographics, hypertension, and cholesterol.
Our goal is to provide updated information to help individuals, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions and raise awareness about heart disease in Colorado.
In 2021, 8,058 people in Colorado died of heart disease.
The death rate due to heart disease in Colorado has decreased from 136 in 2014 to 125.9 in 2019, and has remained relatively stable at 126.5 in 2021.
There is a significant disparity in the rates of deaths due to heart disease among different ethnicities in Colorado, with black individuals having the highest rate and asian or pacific island individuals having the lowest rate. This highlights the importance of addressing and reducing health disparities in the state.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an umbrella term for various conditions that may affect your heart and/or blood vessels.
Hypertension is a condition in which your blood pressure is consistently elevated and measures about 140/90 mmHg or higher.
High blood pressure forces blood against your artery walls. It increases your risk for cardiovascular disease.
High cholesterol or hypercholesterolemia is when your total cholesterol and/or low-density lipoproteins (LDL) levels are too high.
It can cause fat buildup within your arteries, which limits blood flow to the heart and puts you at risk for cardiovascular disease.
As heart disease remains a leading cause of death in Colorado and across the nation, being aware of the statistics and trends can help in making informed decisions about healthcare, lifestyle, and prevention strategies.
By understanding the current state of heart disease, we can work together to reduce its impact on individuals, families, and communities in Colorado.