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

Death Rate Due to Heart Disease in Oklahoma

In 2021, 15,481 people in Oklahoma died of heart disease.

Death Rate per 100,000 Population

  • 166.3 in 100,000 people in Oklahoma died of heart disease in 2020

Death Rate from 2015-2021

New Jersey's death rate due to heart disease has steadily declined from 156.1 in 2014 to 130.6 in 2021.

Demographics of Heart Disease Deaths in Oklahoma

  • In Oklahoma, men are more likely to die of heart disease than women.
  • 213.1 in every 100,000 people in Oklahoma who died from heart disease in 2020 were men.
  • In the same year, 129.7 in 100,000 people in Oklahoma who died due to heart disease were women.
  • Male deaths due to heart disease in New Jersey are higher than female deaths.

Heart Disease Deaths by Ethnicity

The data shows that there are significant disparities in heart disease mortality rates among different ethnic groups in New Jersey. Black and Hispanic populations have higher rates compared to white and Asian/Pacific Islander populations.

Cardiovascular Disease Rates in Oklahoma

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

  • 6.60% of adults in Oklahoma were diagnosed with cardiovascular disease in 2021.

Adults Diagnosed with Cardiovascular Disease by Sex

  • 8.90% of Oklahoma men said their doctor told them they had cardiovascular disease in 2021.
  • 4.40% of Oklahoma women report being told by their doctor they had cardiovascular disease in the same year.

Hypertension Rates in Oklahoma

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

  • 34.90% of all adults in Oklahoma were diagnosed with high blood pressure or hypertension in 2021.

High Cholesterol Rates in Oklahoma

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

  • 39.50% of all adults in Oklahoma were diagnosed with elevated cholesterol levels or hypercholesterolemia.

Cholesterol Check in the Past 5 Years

  • 92.00% of Oklahoma adults have taken a cholesterol test in the last five years.


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

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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