Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Deaths due to Diseases of the Heart, 1999-2007

The map below shows the age-adjusted mortality rate due to diseases of the heart from 1999-2007. The overall rate for Oklahoma was 281.5 deaths per 100,000 population, with a rate of 292.3 deaths per 100,000 population for rural counties (see map of rural Oklahoma). Coal County had the highest rate at 457.5 deaths per 100,000 population and Cimarron County had the lowest rate at 202.6 deaths per 100,000 population. Regionally, southeast Oklahoma had the highest rate at 312.6 deaths per 100,000 population. The lowest regional rate was in northwest Oklahoma, including the Panhandle, at 259.1 deaths per 100,000 population. Northeast Oklahoma had a rate of 277.2 deaths per 100,000 population and the southwest region had a rate of 281.1 deaths per 100,000 population.

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