Heart Disease Death Rate

Cardiovascular Health Indicator
Measure: Heart Disease Death Rate

Indicator Date of Most Recent Measure Current Measure Trend
Age-adjusted mortality rate due to heart disease 2017 119.1


  • Heart disease is the second-leading cause of death in Minnesota, responsible for 19% of all deaths in 2017.
  • Minnesota’s heart disease death rate has been lowest of all states since 1999, and is 27% lower than the United States average in 2017.
  • In Minnesota, American Indians die from heart disease at much higher rates than every other race and ethnic group, at almost 50% higher than whites.
  • Heart disease deaths have been dropping for decades, but this trend has stopped. In 2017, there were more than 1,000 additional deaths due to heart disease compared to 2010 (up 15%), but the overall heart disease death rate hasn't changed much.

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Updated Wednesday, 24-Apr-2019 08:55:56 CDT