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Title:
   Heart Disease among Elderly Americans: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2010
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 409
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   June 26, 2013
Description:
   This Statistical Brief presents data from the 2010 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) on the percentage of elderly persons in the U.S. population who have ever been told by a doctor, or other health professional, that they have heart disease. In 2010, 37.2 percent of the 41.4 million elderly (age 65 and older) persons in the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population had been diagnosed at some time by a doctor as having coronary heart disease, angina, myocardial infarction (heart attack) or other unspecified heart disease.
Author(s):
   William Carroll, MA and G. Edward Miller, PhD
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Men's Health, Obesity, Priority Conditions -- Diabetes, Priority Conditions -- Heart Conditions, Priority Conditions -- High Blood Pressure, Priority Conditions -- High Cholesterol, Women's Health
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st409/stat409.pdf (151 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st409/stat409.shtml
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