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Heart Disease and Stroke Data

Purpose

To provide ongoing surveillance on the burden and distribution of heart disease in Rhode Island.

Key Information

Data on heart disease risk factors and healthcare access.

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.