Population Health

Premature Death Due to Cardiovascular Disease by Gender

Premature Death Due to Cardiovascular Disease Definition:  Cardiovascular disease is any health problem that includes the heart or blood vessels.  It is the leading cause of death in the United States.  This measure estimates the number of Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) for persons dying before age 75 due to premature death related to cardiovascular disease per 100,000 population.

Gender

  • Since 2013, males have consistently had substantially higher rates of YPLL due to cardiovascular disease than females.
  • The rate of YPLL increased from 433.8 in 2016 to 526.8 in 2017 for females, but decreased from 1054.3 in 2016 to 1000.0 in 2017 for males.

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Information source:

  • Mortality statistics are provided by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Health Statistics and Surveillance Section to calculate YPLL due to cardiovascular disease: http://www.cdc.gov/ophss/csels/dsepd/ss1978/lesson3/section3.html
  • The 2017 data are provisional per the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Health Statistics and Surveillance Section.