There are an estimated 71,300,000 adults with 1 or more cardio disease in
There are an estimated 27,400,000 with cardio disease age 65 or older
An estimated 65 Million people have High blood pressure
13,200,000 have Coronary heart disease
5M have Heart failure
5,500,000 have had a stroke
1M have Congenital cardiovascular defects
1 in 3 adult men and women has some form of CVD
CVD (cardiovascular disease) was about 58% of all deaths in 2003, which were 2,440,000 deaths.
Other causes of death in 2003 include cancer, (554 643); accidents, (105 695); Alzheimer’s disease (63 343); AIDS (13 544).
Since 1900, CVD has been the No. 1 killer in the
Nearly 2500 Americans die of CVD each day, an which is of 1 death every 35 seconds. CVD kills more lives each year than the next 4 leading causes of death combined, which include cancer and accidents.
One in 30 female deaths are from breast cancer, while 1 in 2.6 is from CVD. In 2003, CVD caused about a death per minute among females which is over 480,000 female lives every year.
It is estimated that if all forms of major CVD were eliminated, life expectancy would rise by almost 7 years. If all forms of cancer were eliminated, the gain would be 3 years.
According to the same study, the probability at birth of eventually dying from major CVD is 47%, and the chance of dying from cancer is 22%.
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