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Heart Disease and Stroke Data

Rhode Island Numbers

  • Heart disease is rare below the age of 50. Among Rhode Island adults 50 and older, 14.3% (about 55,600 people) have heart disease.

Prevalence of Heart Disease in Adults 50 and older, 2015

By Race / Ethnicity

  • Prevalence does not vary by race/ethnicity, but when adjusted for age, Hispanics have a higher risk than whites.

By Income Level, 2015

  • People with annual incomes of less than $25,000 are more than twice as likely to have chronic heart disease than people making more than $75,000.