Please help our CHCAA team raise $1,913 as we participate in the 2017 Triangle Heart Walk by clicking below or please come out and join us, Sunday, Oct. 1 in Raleigh, PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd. Check in 12:30 pm, Walk starts 2 pm. Length of walk 1 or 3 mile routes.
Facts and Statistics about Heart Disease:
Heart Disease Deaths Vary by Race and Ethnicity
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most ethnicities in the United States, including African Americans, Hispanics, and whites. For American Indians or Alaska Natives and Asians or Pacific Islanders, heart disease is second only to cancer. Below are the percentages of all deaths caused by heart disease in 2008, listed by ethnicity.
- About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.
- Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.
- Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.
Americans at Risk for Heart Disease
Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher risk for heart disease, including:
- Overweight and obesity
- Poor diet
- Physical inactivity
- Excessive alcohol use
For more information on Heart Disease, click here.