menu iconknow your dna logosearch icon
Heart Disease Statistics in Minnesota
Updated on January 31, 2024
Back to top
back to top icon
Heart Disease Statistics in Minnesota
KnowYourDNA is reader-supported. This means we may receive a commission when you buy something from one of the links on this page.

In this article, we provide an in-depth analysis of heart disease statistics in Minnesota 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 Minnesota.

Death Rate Due to Heart Disease in Minnesota

In 2021, 25,077 people in Minnesota died of heart disease.

Death Rate per 100,000 Population

  • 196.9 in 100,000 people in Minnesota died of heart disease in 2020

Death Rate from 2015-2021

Ohio's death rate due to heart disease has decreased from 177.8 in 2014 to 163 in 2019 and has remained steady at 163 in 2021.

Demographics of Heart Disease Deaths in Minnesota

  • In Minnesota, men are more likely to die of heart disease than women.
  • 250 in every 100,000 people in Minnesota who died from heart disease in 2020 were men.
  • In the same year, 154.5 in 100,000 people in Minnesota who died due to heart disease were women.
  • The number of male deaths due to heart disease per 100,000 people in Ohio is higher than the number of female deaths.

Heart Disease Deaths by Ethnicity

The data shows that there is a significant disparity in the rates of deaths due to heart disease among different ethnicities in Ohio, with black individuals having the highest rate. This highlights the need for targeted interventions and healthcare initiatives to address these disparities.

Cardiovascular Disease Rates in Minnesota

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

  • 8.40% of adults in Minnesota were diagnosed with cardiovascular disease in 2021.

Adults Diagnosed with Cardiovascular Disease by Sex

  • 10.50% of Minnesota men said their doctor told them they had cardiovascular disease in 2021.
  • 6.60% of Minnesota women report being told by their doctor they had cardiovascular disease in the same year.

Hypertension Rates in Minnesota

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

  • 39.10% of all adults in Minnesota were diagnosed with high blood pressure or hypertension in 2021.

High Cholesterol Rates in Minnesota

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

  • 38.20% of all adults in Minnesota were diagnosed with elevated cholesterol levels or hypercholesterolemia.

Cholesterol Check in the Past 5 Years

  • 89.00% of Minnesota adults have taken a cholesterol test in the last five years.

Conclusion

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

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.
Back to top icon