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Heart Disease Statistics in Michigan
Updated on January 31, 2024
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Heart Disease Statistics in Michigan
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In this article, we provide an in-depth analysis of heart disease statistics in Michigan 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 Michigan.

Death Rate Due to Heart Disease in Michigan

In 2021, 1,278 people in Michigan died of heart disease.

Death Rate per 100,000 Population

  • 147.3 in 100,000 people in Michigan died of heart disease in 2020

Death Rate from 2015-2021

North Dakota's death rate due to heart disease has steadily decreased from 152.3 in 2014 to 137.8 in 2021.

Demographics of Heart Disease Deaths in Michigan

  • In Michigan, men are more likely to die of heart disease than women.
  • 193 in every 100,000 people in Michigan who died from heart disease in 2020 were men.
  • In the same year, 106.4 in 100,000 people in Michigan who died due to heart disease were women.
  • The number of male deaths due to heart disease per 100,000 people in North Dakota is almost double the number of female deaths.

Heart Disease Deaths by Ethnicity

The data suggests that American Indian or Alaska Natives in North Dakota are at a higher risk for heart disease compared to those with white ethnicity. However, more information is needed on the other ethnicities to make a comprehensive analysis.

Cardiovascular Disease Rates in Michigan

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

  • 7.40% of adults in Michigan were diagnosed with cardiovascular disease in 2021.

Adults Diagnosed with Cardiovascular Disease by Sex

  • 9.20% of Michigan men said their doctor told them they had cardiovascular disease in 2021.
  • 5.40% of Michigan women report being told by their doctor they had cardiovascular disease in the same year.

Hypertension Rates in Michigan

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

  • 36.30% of all adults in Michigan were diagnosed with high blood pressure or hypertension in 2021.

High Cholesterol Rates in Michigan

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

  • 37.00% of all adults in Michigan were diagnosed with elevated cholesterol levels or hypercholesterolemia.

Cholesterol Check in the Past 5 Years

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


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

Updated on January 31, 2024
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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