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Heart Disease and Hispanic Americans

In general, Hispanic American adults are 20% less likely to have coronary heart disease than non-Hispanic white adults.  They are also less likely to die from heart disease than non-Hispanic white adults. 

  • In 2010, Hispanics were 20% less likely to have heart disease, compared to non-Hispanic whites.
  • In 2008, Hispanic men and women were 40% less likely to die from heart disease, compared to non-Hispanic whites.
Age-adjusted percentages of coronary heart disease among persons 18 years of age and over, 2010

Hispanics/Latinos

Non-Hispanic White

Hispanic/Non-
Hispanic White Ratio

5.2

6.6

0.8

Source:  CDC 2011.  Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: 2010.  Table 2.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_252.pdf [PDF | 1.6MB]

 

 At a glance – Death Rate:

Age-Adjusted Heart Disease Death Rates per 100,000 (2009)

 

Hispanics/Latinos

Non-Hispanic White

Hispanic/Non-
Hispanic White Ratio

Men

153.8

231.1

0.7

Women

99.8

142.1

0.7

Total

124.2

180.9

0.7

Source:  CDC, 2012. National Vital Statistic Report. Vol. 60, Num 3 Table 17.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_03.pdf [PDF | 2MB]

 

At a Glance – Risk Factors:

There are several risk factors related to diabetes. Some of these risk factors are:

Obesity and Overweight – See Obesity and Hispanic Americans

 

Hypertension

Age-adjusted percentage of persons 20 years of age and over who have high blood pressure, 2007-2010. 

 

Mexican American

Non-Hispanic White

Mexican/Non-
Hispanic White Ratio

Men

28.6

31.1

0.9

Women

27.8

28.1

1.0

Source:  CDC 2012. Health United States, 2011. Table 70.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus11.pdf [PDF | 9.8MB]

 

Age-adjusted percentage of persons 18 years of age and over who have high blood pressure, 2010.  National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Hispanics

Non-Hispanic White

Hispanic /Non-
Hispanic White Ratio

22.5

23.9

0.9

Source:  CDC 2011.  Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: 2010.  Table 2.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_252.pdf [PDF | 1.6MB]

 

Percent of adults age 18 and over with hypertension whose blood pressure is under control, 2005-2008

Mexican American

Non-Hispanic White

Mexican American /Non-
Hispanic White Ratio

32.3

44.1

0.7

Source:  2011.  National Healthcare Disparities Report. Table 2_1_2.1.
http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/qrdr11/index.html

 

High Cholesterol

Age-adjusted percentage of persons 20 years of age and over who have high cholesterol, 2007-2010. 

 

Mexican American

Non-Hispanic White

Mexican/Non-
Hispanic White Ratio

Men

28.6

28.1

1.0

Women

25.5

27.4

0.9

Source:  CDC 2012. Health United States, 2011. Table 71.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus11.pdf [PDF | 9.8MB]

 

Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years, 2008

Hispanics

Non-Hispanic White

Hispanic/Non-
Hispanic White Ratio

71.8

74.1

1.0

Source:  2011.  National Healthcare Disparities Report. Table 2_1_3.2b
http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/qrdr11/index.html

 

Cigarette Smoking

Age-adjusted percentage of persons 18 years of age and over who are current cigarette smokers, 2008-2010. 

 

Hispanic

Non-Hispanic White

Hispanic/Non-
Hispanic White Ratio

Men

17.3

23.9

0.7

Women

9.6

20.9

0.5

Source:  CDC 2012. Health United States, 2011. Table 62.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus11.pdf [PDF | 9.8MB]

 

Percentage of current smokers age 18 and over with a checkup who reported receiving advice to quit smoking, 2008

 

Hispanic

Non-Hispanic White

Hispanic/Non-
Hispanic White Ratio

Men

50.4

65.9

0.8

Women

59.8

66.1

0.9

Total

55.6

66.1

0.8

Source:  2011 National Healthcare Quality Report. Table 9-1-1-2b.
http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/qrdr11/index.html

 

At a Glance – Treatment:

Aspirin Therapy

Percent of heart attack patients administered aspirin within 24 hours of admission, 2006*

Hispanic

White

Hispanic/White Ratio

95.6

96.6

0.9

Source:  2008 National Healthcare Disparities Report. Table 4_2_2.1.
http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/qrdr08/4_heartdiseases/T4_2_2-1.htm

 

 

Beta Blockers

Percent of heart attack patients administered beta blocker within 24 hours of admission, 2006*

Hispanic

White

Hispanic/White Ratio

90.5

93.4

1.0

Source:  2008 National Healthcare Disparities Report. Table 4_2_4.1.
http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/qrdr08/4_heartdiseases/T4_2_4-1.htm

 

Hospital patients with heart attack who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB at discharge, United States, 2009

Hispanic

White

Hispanic/White Ratio

94.4

93.1

1.0

Source:  2011 National Healthcare Disparities Report. Table 2_3_3.1
http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/qrdr11/index.html


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