Heart Disease Mortality Data Trends for 2000-2008 DS 10-10002
County of Residence Populations
Fifty-four of California’s fifty-eight counties had reliable age-adjusted heart disease death rates every year from 2000 through 2008. Kern County had the highest average age-adjusted death rate, and Marin County had the lowest average rate during the nine-year period.
Refer to Table 4 (PDF), Table 5 (PDF), and Table 6 (PDF) for detailed counts of deaths, age-adjusted rates, and 95 percent confidence intervals by county of residence. Trend charts showing age-adjusted heart disease death rates by county are accessible through the links provided below.
Statistically significant decreasing trends in heart disease death rates were seen in 40 counties. The largest numerical and percentage decreases occurred in Sutter County, which showed a drop of 46.1 percent from 2000 to 2008.
Fourteen counties exhibited rates that were reliable each year but did not show statistically significant trends.
Four counties had rates that were unreliable or no events during one or more of the years studied. Graphs are provided for these counties, but no trend analysis was conducted. This information should be interpreted with caution.
See the Technical Notes for information about rate calculation and trend analysis. A map of California is located here.