Heart disease and stroke are, respectively, the number one and three causes of death in Connecticut and the nation. Several factors can be involved in the increased
risk for heart attacks. These factors can include health, lifestyle and environment. The level of environmental risks for heart attacks depend on several factors
including the amount of pollution in the air, a person’s exposure to the air pollution, and overall health. Investigators both in the United States and abroad have
shown relationships between short and long term exposure to particulate air pollution and the increased risk of myocardial infarction, or heart attack, and other
forms of coronary heart disease.
The heart attack data presented in this Data Explorer include the number of people addmitted to the hospital for a heart attack and the number of emergency department visits a heart attack per year.
Learn More About Heart Disease:
Connecticut DPH Chronic Diseases
CDC Chronic Diseases Program
The Nationally Consistent Data Measures (NCDMs) for Heart Attacks (MI) are:
Emergency Department Visits
- Annual age-adjusted rate of emergency department visits for heart attack per 10,000 population
- Annual crude rate of emergency department visits for heart attack per 10,000 population
- Annual number of emergency department visits for heart attack
- Age-adjusted rate of hospitalization for heart attack per 10,000 population
- Crude rate of hospitalization for heart attack per 10,000 population
- Number of hospitalizations for heart attack
Each of the Asthma NCDMs are available using the charts on this page.
- Select the measure using the Measure dropdown.
- Choose the grouping by selecting an option from the X-Axis dropdown.
Filter the results by any of the available demographic options by checking the option in the corresponding dropdown.
If no option is selected the total for that demographic will be used when calculating the results.
For example if no county selection is made the data will be state totals.
- Press the filter button to redraw the chart.