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State of Alaska

Risk Factors for Heart Disease Mortality Rate

Risk Factors

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) list risk factors under three main categories: conditions, behavioral and family history. Conditions affecting risk for heart disease include high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes. Behavioral aspects include an unhealthy diet, inadequate physical activity (sedentary lifestyle), obesity, consumption of too much alcohol and tobacco use. Family history notes risks related to traits passed through genes to the individual.^10^[[br]] [[br]] Substantial differences in coronary heart disease death rates and preventive measures exist by race, age, sex, place of residence, and other demographic factors.[[br]] [[br]] {{class.SmallerFont 10. Fryar CD, Chen T, Li X. Prevalence of uncontrolled risk factors for cardiovascular disease: United States, 1999-2010. NCHS Data Brief. No. 103, Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2012. 3. Mozaffarian D., Benjamin EJ, Go AS, Arnett Dk, et al. Heart disease and stroke statistics-2016 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2016;133:e38-e360.}}

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Content updated: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:50:55 AKST
The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics AK-IBIS web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Wed, 26 June 2019 3:48:24 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/ ".

Content updated: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:50:55 AKST