Michigan Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Indicators:
Hospitalizations for Cardiovascular Disease

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Indicator:  Annual hospitalization rate for cardiovascular disease

What it measures:  Number of hospitalizations that occur each year per 10,000 residents as a result of cardiovascular disease

Why it is important:  Cardiovascular disease is actually not one disease, but a group of different diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels, such as heart disease, coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, and peripheral arterial disease.

One in three American adults has at least one type of cardiovascular disease, and more U.S. residents die from cardiovascular disease than from anything else.

Some risk factors for cardiovascular disease (family history, age, gender, and race) cannot be changed. But, many of them can. Risk factors that can be modified include: smoking; high blood pressure; high cholesterol; obesity; physical inactivity; diabetes; unhealthy diet; and alcohol use.

(Sources:  Impact of Heart Disease and Stroke in Michigan;  Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control)

MDHHS programs that address this indicator:   MDHHS data for this indicator:  Michigan Resident Inpatient Files

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