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.