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

Death Rate Due to Heart Disease in New York

In 2021, 2,157 people in New York died of heart disease.

Death Rate per 100,000 Population

  • 162.7 in 100,000 people in New York died of heart disease in 2020

Death Rate from 2015-2021

Montana's death rate due to heart disease has decreased from 156.3 in 2014 to 140.9 in 2019, with a slight increase to 142.2 in 2021.

Demographics of Heart Disease Deaths in New York

  • In New York, men are more likely to die of heart disease than women.
  • 207.8 in every 100,000 people in New York who died from heart disease in 2020 were men.
  • In the same year, 121.1 in 100,000 people in New York who died due to heart disease were women.
  • The rate of male deaths due to heart disease in Montana is higher than the rate of female deaths.

Heart Disease Deaths by Ethnicity

Heart disease appears to disproportionately affect American Indian or Alaska Native populations in Montana, with a death rate of 236.8 per 100,000 people. The death rate for white and Hispanic populations is also relatively high, at 160.5 and 117.3 per 100,000 people, respectively.

Cardiovascular Disease Rates in New York

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

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

Adults Diagnosed with Cardiovascular Disease by Sex

  • 9.30% of New York men said their doctor told them they had cardiovascular disease in 2021.
  • 4.40% of New York women report being told by their doctor they had cardiovascular disease in the same year.

Hypertension Rates in New York

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

  • 34.70% of all adults in New York were diagnosed with high blood pressure or hypertension in 2021.

High Cholesterol Rates in New York

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

  • 34.10% of all adults in New York were diagnosed with elevated cholesterol levels or hypercholesterolemia.

Cholesterol Check in the Past 5 Years

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


As heart disease remains a leading cause of death in New York 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 New York.

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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