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

Death Rate Due to Heart Disease in Vermont

In 2021, 1,446 people in Vermont died of heart disease.

Death Rate per 100,000 Population

  • 167.1 in 100,000 people in Vermont died of heart disease in 2020

Death Rate from 2015-2021

Vermont's death rate due to heart disease has steadily decreased from 167.9 in 2014 to 150.4 in 2019, with a slight increase to 154 in 2021.

Demographics of Heart Disease Deaths in Vermont

  • In Vermont, men are more likely to die of heart disease than women.
  • 216 in every 100,000 people in Vermont who died from heart disease in 2020 were men.
  • In the same year, 127.5 in 100,000 people in Vermont who died due to heart disease were women.
  • The rate of male deaths due to heart disease in Vermont is higher than the rate of female deaths.

Heart Disease Deaths by Ethnicity

The data suggests that heart disease is a significant health concern for white individuals in Vermont. However, without data on other ethnicities, it is difficult to draw conclusions about the overall impact of heart disease on the population.

Cardiovascular Disease Rates in Vermont

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

  • 7.20% of adults in Vermont were diagnosed with cardiovascular disease in 2021.

Adults Diagnosed with Cardiovascular Disease by Sex

  • 9.90% of Vermont men said their doctor told them they had cardiovascular disease in 2021.
  • 4.70% of Vermont women report being told by their doctor they had cardiovascular disease in the same year.

Hypertension Rates in Vermont

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

  • 33.60% of all adults in Vermont were diagnosed with high blood pressure or hypertension in 2021.

High Cholesterol Rates in Vermont

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

  • 35.00% of all adults in Vermont were diagnosed with elevated cholesterol levels or hypercholesterolemia.

Cholesterol Check in the Past 5 Years

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


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

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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