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Population Health

Premature Death Due to Cardiovascular Disease by Race/Ethnicity

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 US.  This measure estimated the number of Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) for persons dying before age 75 due to premature death related to cardiovascular disease. Race/Ethnicity
  • During the CT SIM pre-implementation years (2013-2015) Blacks (non-Hispanic) had higher rates of YPLL due to cardiovascular disease than all other races.
  • Asians had the lowest rate of YPLL due to cardiovascular disease during that same period.
  • In 2016, the first CT SIM implementation year, the rate of YPLL increased from 217.2 (2015) to 345.0 (2016) for Asians and from 1,269.6 (2015) to 1,463.8 (2016) for Blacks (non-Hispanic). Whites (non-Hispanic) and Hispanics experienced a decrease in the rate of YPLL.
  • In 2017, only Blacks (non-Hispanic) had a decrease in rate from 1,463.8 (2016) to 1,252.3 (2017). A slight increase was observed for all other races.
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