Krapfl, Heidi R. and Gohdes, Dorothy M. and Croft, Janet B.
Multiple-cause mortality files from 1999– 2001 were obtained to describe premature heart disease (PHD) deaths and the role of diabetes as a contributing cause in heart disease (HD) mortality in American Indians, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic Whites in New Mexico. The proportion and rate of PHD and diabetes-related HD death were calculated and reported by race/ethnicity and gender. Results indicate that from 1999 to 2001, 24% of all deaths in New Mexico reported HD as the leading cause of death. Of these, 16.6% occurred in persons ,65 years of age and were therefore classified as premature. The proportion of premature HD deaths was substantially higher in the American-Indian (29.2%) and Hispanic (20.8%) populations compared to Whites (13.7%). Furthermore, diabetes contributed to almost 18% of premature HD deaths in American Indians and Hispanics and to 10% of premature HD among Whites. These findings suggest that American Indians and Hispanics are disproportionately affected by premature HD death and that diabetes as a contributing cause is greater among these populations compared to non- Hispanic Whites.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Diabetes Mellitus; Heart Disease; New Mexico; Premature Mortality|
|Subjects:||Health > Disparities|
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cardiovascular Disease
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Diabetes
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|Date Deposited:||11 Dec 2008|
|Last Modified:||28 May 2011 13:04|
|Link to this item (URI):||http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1244|
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