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In this article, we provide an in-depth analysis of heart disease statistics in Georgia 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 Georgia.
In 2021, 18,136 people in Georgia died of heart disease.
The death rate due to heart disease in Georgia has decreased from 165.5 in 2014 to 151.4 in 2019 and has remained relatively stable at 151.5 in 2021.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in Georgia, with higher rates among black and white populations compared to Hispanic, Asian, and American Indian or Alaska Native populations. These disparities highlight the need for targeted interventions to address cardiovascular health in different ethnic groups.
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 Georgia 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 Georgia.