What does this indicator measure?

This measure is represented by the number of Indiana residents hospitalized for heart disease in Indiana acute care hospitals per 10,000 people and is age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population. It includes ICD-9-CM codes: 410-414, 427, 428.

Why is this indicator important?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Indiana, killing over 13,000 residents each year. Typically, heart disease is preventable if people incorporate healthy eating, exercise, and stress reduction habits into their daily routines.

About the data

Community: Indiana

Reference: U.S.

Goal: No goal has been developed

Measurement Period: 2014

Category: Heart Disease & Stroke

Community Source: Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center

Reference Source: N/A