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Oregon EPHT Heart Attack Hospitalization Indicator

Heart Attack Indicator:   Hospitalizations

Measure : Age-specific heart attack hospitalization rates

 

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 tables and graph below show age-specific heart attack hospitalization rates for Oregon, by county and year. 

 

The information below shows that the frequency of heart attacks increases dramatically with age. From 2000 to 2006, there was a decrease in heart attack hospitalization rates for people ages 35-74. For those under 35 or over 74, there was no change in rates between 2000 and 2006.

 

Table 1:  Age-specific annual heart attack hospitalization rates for Oregon, averaged from 2000 to 2006, by age group 

 

Table 2:  Age-specific annual heart attack hospitalization rates, averaged from 2000 to 2006, by age group and county 

 

Graph 1:    Age-specific annual heart attack hospitalization rates for Oregon, averaged from 2000 to 2006, by age group 

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Table 1: Age-specific annual heart attack hospitalization rates for Oregon, averaged from 2000 to 2006, by age group

 

 

<35

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75-84

85+

2000

0

5

17

40

68

108

145

2001

0

5

16

37

67

106

159

2002

0

4

16

39

70

111

160

2003

0

5

16

37

62

108

174

2004

0

4

15

32

58

101

152

2005

0

4

15

29

58

90

156

2006

0

4

14

31

56

90

140

 

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Table 2: Age-specific annual heart attack hospitalization rates, averaged from 2000 to 2006, by age group and county

 

Rates based on less than 10 events are unreliable and marked with an asterisk (*).

 

 

<35

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75-84

   85+

Oregon

0

 

4

 

16

 

35

 

63

 

102

 

155

 

Baker

0

*

1

*

13

 

14

 

54

 

89

 

137

 

Benton

0

*

4

 

10

 

18

 

42

 

76

 

116

 

Clackamas

0

 

4

 

14

 

34

 

58

 

104

 

169

 

Clatsop

0

*

8

 

21

 

50

 

93

 

133

 

174

 

Columbia

0

*

6

 

19

 

45

 

83

 

125

 

191

 

Coos

0

*

10

 

23

 

55

 

84

 

145

 

230

 

Crook

1

*

5

 

17

 

50

 

85

 

114

 

123

 

Curry

0

*

10

 

24

 

43

 

60

 

67

 

70

 

Deschutes

0

 

5

 

17

 

39

 

65

 

112

 

193

 

Douglas

0

 

6

 

22

 

40

 

67

 

97

 

137

 

Gilliam

0

*

0

*

21

*

31

*

101

 

144

 

155

*

Grant

1

*

5

*

14

 

28

 

68

 

61

 

134

 

Harney

0

*

10

*

19

 

42

 

90

 

121

 

94

*

Hood River

0

*

6

 

15

 

54

 

87

 

140

 

110

 

Jackson

0

*

4

 

15

 

32

 

58

 

84

 

151

 

Jefferson

0

*

6

 

28

 

53

 

86

 

155

 

253

 

Josephine

0

*

7

 

20

 

45

 

81

 

139

 

193

 

Klamath

0

*

5

 

17

 

42

 

70

 

115

 

171

 

Lake

0

*

3

*

17

 

39

 

71

 

143

 

122

 

Lane

0

 

4

 

14

 

31

 

55

 

87

 

141

 

Lincoln

0

*

8

 

23

 

45

 

73

 

110

 

156

 

Linn

0

*

7

 

19

 

44

 

77

 

122

 

183

 

Malheur

0

*

1

*

6

 

25

 

42

 

59

 

133

 

Marion

0

 

4

 

17

 

36

 

62

 

99

 

148

 

Morrow

0

*

2

*

8

*

30

 

59

 

81

 

125

 

Multnomah

0

 

4

 

15

 

35

 

60

 

101

 

150

 

Polk

0

*

3

 

13

 

30

 

52

 

67

 

91

 

Sherman

0

*

11

*

14

*

55

*

102

 

150

 

116

*

Tillamook

1

*

7

 

22

 

34

 

75

 

100

 

135

 

Umatilla

0

*

2

 

9

 

20

 

48

 

63

 

86

 

Union

0

*

5

 

13

 

25

 

48

 

94

 

138

 

Wallowa

1

*

2

*

9

*

23

 

67

 

99

 

131

 

Wasco

0

*

5

 

20

 

42

 

83

 

125

 

169

 

Washington

0

 

3

 

13

 

29

 

51

 

109

 

178

 

Wheeler

0

*

7

*

14

*

18

*

94

 

82

*

115

*

Yamhill

0

*

5

 

19

 

41

 

77

 

116

 

159

 

 

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Graph 1:   Age-specific annual heart attack hospitalization rates for Oregon, averaged from 2000 to 2006, by age group

 

  

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