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Heart Disease Statistics in Idaho
Updated on May 4, 2023
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Heart Disease Statistics in Idaho
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In this article, we provide an in-depth analysis of heart disease statistics in Idaho 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 Idaho.

Death Rate Due to Heart Disease in Idaho

In 2021, 3,130 people in Idaho died of heart disease.

Death Rate per 100,000 Population

  • 151.9 in 100,000 people in Idaho died of heart disease in 2020

Death Rate from 2015-2021

Idaho's death rate due to heart disease has decreased from 155.4 in 2014 to 138.1 in 2019, with a slight increase to 140.4 in 2021.

Demographics of Heart Disease Deaths in Idaho

  • In Idaho, men are more likely to die of heart disease than women.
  • 187 in every 100,000 people in Idaho who died from heart disease in 2020 were men.
  • In the same year, 120.8 in 100,000 people in Idaho who died due to heart disease were women.
  • The number of male deaths due to heart disease per 100,000 people in Idaho is higher than the number of female deaths.

Heart Disease Deaths by Ethnicity

Heart disease appears to disproportionately affect American Indian or Alaska Native populations in Idaho, with a death rate of 130.3 per 100,000 people. White and Hispanic populations also have relatively high death rates, while data is not available for black populations.

Cardiovascular Disease Rates in Idaho

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an umbrella term for various conditions that may affect your heart and/or blood vessels.

  • 6.90% of adults in Idaho were diagnosed with cardiovascular disease in 2021.

Adults Diagnosed with Cardiovascular Disease by Sex

  • 8.20% of Idaho men said their doctor told them they had cardiovascular disease in 2021.
  • 5.70% of Idaho women report being told by their doctor they had cardiovascular disease in the same year.

Hypertension Rates in Idaho

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.

Adults Diagnosed with Hypertension

  • 34.60% of all adults in Idaho were diagnosed with high blood pressure or hypertension in 2021.

High Cholesterol Rates in Idaho

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.

Adults Diagnosed with High Cholesterol

  • 36.20% of all adults in Idaho were diagnosed with elevated cholesterol levels or hypercholesterolemia.

Cholesterol Check in the Past 5 Years

  • 85.00% of Idaho adults have taken a cholesterol test in the last five years.


As heart disease remains a leading cause of death in Idaho 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 Idaho.

Updated on May 4, 2023
Ada Sandoval
Ada Sandoval
Content Contributor
Ada Sandoval is a B.S. in Nursing graduate and a registered nurse with a heart for abandoned animals. She works as a content writer who specializes in medical-related articles and pet health.
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