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Cardiovascular disease death rates

Cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly 801,000 deaths in the US, or about 1 of every 3 deaths in the US.

Benjamin E, Blaha M, Chiuve S, Cushman M, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2017 Update. Circ. March 7 2017. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2017/01/25/CIR.0000000000000485. Accessed February 21, 2017

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2017 Update
Publication
Circ
Publication Date
March 7 2017
Authors
Benjamin E, Blaha M, Chiuve S, Cushman M, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 135, Issue 7
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Human Value
  • Life Expectancy

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