Heart Disease

Represents deaths from heart disease per 100,000 of the population

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Peer regions were chosen for their comparable size and composition. These same regions have been used for comparison in multiple other studies and reports.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDC WONDER, 2016.
Represents deaths per 100,000 of the population.

The jurisdictions in the CRC-footprint include: the City of Richmond, the Town of Ashland, and the Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDC WONDER, 2016.
Represents deaths per 100,000 of the population.
* Includes the Town of Ashland

Why It's Important

Over time, risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol cause changes in the heart and blood vessels than can lead to heart attacks, heart failure, and stokes. It is critical to address risk factors early in life to prevent devastating events and other potential complications of chronic cardiovascular disease.

In the Richmond Region, heart disease death rate per 100,000 people has increased from 179.8 to 183.9 since 2013.