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Oregon EPHT Heart Attack Hospitalizations Indicator

Heart Attack Indicator:   Hospitalizations

Measure : Annual number of hospitalizations

 

Data used in the calculation of these measures were collected by the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems for the Hospital Discharge Index (HDI). The HDI provides a central database of all Oregon hospital discharges for public health surveillance and hospital policy analysis. Information on emergency room visits, urgent care, outpatient surgery and clinic visits is not included in this database.

 

Before EPHT,  there was no single heart attack surveillance system in place in the US. Mortality was currently the sole descriptor for national data for heart attacks. Estimates of incidence and prevalence of heart attacks and coronary heart disease were largely based on survey samples or large cohort studies. 

 

Tracking heart attack hospitalizations will provide more information than death certificates or surveys, and will help with examination of time and geographic trends in heart attack hospitalizations, and evaluation of differences by age, gender and race/ethnicity.

 

 

The table and graph below present the number of heart attack hospitalizations in Oregon for the years 2000 to 2006. They show that, in each of these years, more than 6,000 people were hospitalized because of a heart attack. The numbers varied widely among counties, with more than 1,000 hospitalizations per year in Multnomah County and less than 10 per year in Wheeler and Gilliam counties. Of course, these differences among counties were largely due to differences in overall population size.

 

Table 1:   Number of annual heart attack hospitalizations from 2000 to 2006 by county

 

Graph 1:  Number of annual heart attack hospitalizations in Oregon, from 2000 to 2006  

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Table 1:   Number of annual heart attack hospitalizations from 2000 to 2006 by county

 

 

 

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Oregon

6,443

6,487

6,841

6,801

6,313

6,199

6,222

Baker

40

54

32

39

23

20

16

Benton

80

102

94

71

82

78

69

Clackamas

552

587

708

664

573

564

601

Clatsop

109

93

99

102

116

120

102

Columbia

89

94

107

111

101

93

105

Coos

206

233

267

261

222

223

218

Crook

63

46

58

54

40

40

50

Curry

80

66

65

61

44

48

59

Deschutes

288

286

258

253

230

260

274

Douglas

245

232

290

276

294

246

212

Gilliam

4

6

7

5

10

5

5

Grant

14

15

18

16

9

19

18

Harney

25

22

20

23

12

16

14

Hood River

58

48

53

27

47

41

48

Jackson

416

381

409

370

322

330

351

Jefferson

40

41

49

56

58

48

71

Josephine

294

316

280

278

233

234

194

Klamath

167

152

149

150

147

141

137

Lake

22

23

22

15

18

18

22

Lane

534

569

527

581

585

540

556

Lincoln

162

145

127

134

132

103

119

Linn

281

302

271

275

231

245

226

Malheur

50

46

45

44

33

31

14

Marion

519

486

521

478

498

491

516

Morrow

11

22

23

18

8

6

6

Multnomah

1,010

1,038

1,104

1,157

1,092

1,065

1,042

Polk

117

102

96

101

87

94

100

Sherman

2

8

7

5

7

10

5

Tillamook

78

78

68

61

43

59

72

Umatilla

97

104

102

90

70

37

40

Union

70

61

35

28

34

31

35

Wallowa

22

14

19

21

20

9

6

Wasco

62

62

65

65

65

79

58

Washington

459

506

630

722

679

660

694

Wheeler

2

1

8

5

4

6

3

Yamhill

175

146

208

184

144

189

164

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Graph 1:  Number of annual heart attack hospitalizations in Oregon, from 2000 to 2006

 

 

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