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Heart Disease and Hispanic Americans

Heart Disease and Hispanic Americans

  • In general, Hispanic American adults are 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 2018, Hispanics were 10 percent less likely to have coronary heart disease than non-Hispanic whites.
  • In 2017, Hispanic men and women were 30 percent less likely to die from heart disease as compared non-Hispanic whites.
Age-adjusted percentages of coronary heart disease among persons 18 years of age and over, 2018
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
5.1 5.8 0.9

Source: CDC 2020. Summary Health Statistics: National Health Interview Survey: 2018. Table A-1a.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/shs/tables.htm

 

Death Rate:

Age-adjusted Heart Disease Death Rates per 100,000 (2017)
  Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
Men 143.9 214.0 0.7
Women 90.1 131.9 0.7
Total 114.1 168.9 0.7

Source: CDC 2019. National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 68, No. 9. Table 10.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr68/nvsr68_09-508.pdf [PDF | 1.76MB]

 

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, 2013-2016 
  Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
Men 27.9 31.1 0.9
Women 29.8 27.0 1.1
Total 29.0 29.2 1.0

Source: CDC 2019. Health United States, 2018. Table 22.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus18.pdf [PDF | 1.56MB]

 

Age-adjusted percentage of persons 18 years of age and over who have high blood pressure, 2018  
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
23.7 24.0 1.0

Source: CDC 2020. Summary Health Statistics: National Health Interview Survey: 2018. Table A-1a.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/shs/tables.htm

 

Percentage of adults aged 18 and over with hypertension whose blood pressure is under control, 2015-2016  
  Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
Men 43.5 47.7 0.9
Women 48.1 48.5 1.0
Total 45.0 50.8 0.9

Source: CDC 2017. Hypertension Prevalence and Control Among Adults: United States, 2015–2016. NCHS Data Brief, No. 289.  Figure 4.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db289.pdf [PDF | 361 KB]

 

High Cholesterol

Age-adjusted percentage of persons 20 years of age and over who have high cholesterol, 2013-2016  
  Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
Men 22.9 33.6 0.7
Women 19.1 31.6 0.6
Total 21.0 32.7 0.6

Source: CDC 2019. Health United States, 2018. Table 23.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus18.pdf [PDF | 1.56MB]

 

Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years, 2017
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
87.1 87.3 1.0

Source: AHRQ 2020. National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Data Query. Table 7_5_1_4_2.1.
http://nhqrnet.ahrq.gov/inhqrdr/data/query

 

Cigarette Smoking

Age-adjusted percentage of persons 18 years of age and over who are current cigarette smokers, 2018  
  Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
Men 12.3 16.7 0.7
Women 6.9 14.4 0.5
Total 9.6 15.5 0.6

Source: CDC 2020. Summary Health Statistics: National Health Interview Survey: 2018. Table A-12a.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/shs/tables.htm

 

Percentage of current smokers age 18 and over with a checkup who reported receiving advice to quit smoking, 2016
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
69.1 67.9 1.0

Source:  AHRQ 2020. National Healthcare Quality Report. Table 7_2_1_1_1_.1.
http://nhqrnet.ahrq.gov/inhqrdr/data/query

Last Modified: 2/14/2020 4:07:00 PM