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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Heart Disease

Number of deaths (2003)..................................................................................................... 684,4624
Cause of death rank (2003)................................................................................................. 1st4
Number of cases of coronary heart disease (2004)................................................................ 13,000,00023
Number of cases of congestive heart failure.......................................................................... 4,900,00023
Number of Americans with high blood pressure..................................................................... 65,000,00023
Number of heart attacks each year...................................................................................... 7,100,00023
Number of new cases of heart failure each year.................................................................... 550,00023
Total cost (cardiovascular disease)..................................................................................... $393.4 billion5
Direct medical costs (cardiovascular disease)...................................................................... $241.8 billion5
Prevalence and death rate of hypertension and heart disease higher among............................ Blacks
Cardiac care differs by........................................................................................................ race
ethnicity
SES

 

 

 

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