Women Heart Disease 

“…Fewer women than men survive their first heart attack”

General statistics

– Cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.

– An estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases.

– 90% of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke.

– Women have a higher lifetime risk of stroke than men.

– 80% of heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education

– Fewer women than men survive their first heart attack.

– The symptoms of heart attack can be different in women vs. men, and are often misunderstood – even by some physicians.

Hispanic women

– Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than Caucasian women.

– Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death for Hispanic women, killing nearly 21,000 annually.

-Only 34% of Hispanic women know that heart disease is their greatest health risk.

– Hispanic women are least likely to have a usual source of health medical care and only 1 in 8 say that their doctor has ever discussed their risk for heart disease.

African American women

– Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death for African-American women, killing over 48,000 annually.

– Only 36% of African American women know that heart disease is their greatest health risk.

– African-American women ages 20 and older, 48.3% have cardiovascular disease. Yet, only 14% believe that cardiovascular disease is their greatest health problem.

– 50% of African-American women are aware of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.

SurveyStud: https://appsto.re/us/Ddj18.i

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