Cardiovascular Disease Surveillance

Cardiovascular Disease Surveillance

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), or heart disease, is a serious health condition that affects over 37,000 Vermonters a year. It is the second leading cause of death among Vermonters and it is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. overall. Many chronic diseases, including CVD, are preventable, but not all. Learn about individual risk and how the Health Department is helping individuals prevent CVD.

3-4-50Cardiovascular disease Prevention

CVD is one of the 4 diseases resulting from the 3 behaviors, which result in over 50% of deaths in Vermont.

Following the long history of improving health among Vermonters, the Health Department has set goals for the improvement of cardiovascular disease and associated risk factors. See how well we are meeting our CVD goals through our Healthy Vermonters 2020 Scorecard and Maps & Trends.

Cardiovascular Disease Surveillance Reports

Data Pages

The 1305 data pages are designed to provide a comprehensive overview of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and their associated risk factors (physical activity and nutrition) and related school health topics in adults and youth from all relevant surveillance sources. It provides demographic breakdowns and trends for all topics. They are useful to those interested about theses chronic health conditions and health behaviors in Vermont. Last published May, 2019.

Goal Tracker

This small document captures the most important measures to track the progress of cardiovascular disease (heart disease) prevention. It includes baseline numbers from when tracking began, the most current values available from each respective data source, and the target value that the prevention program is working to reach. Last published August, 2019.

Data Briefs

Data Briefs are typically, two-page publications that provide detailed information on a surveillance specific topic specific.

Title Data Year Publication Date
Health Systems Approaches to Preventing and Managing Diabetes and Heart Disease 2021 10/4/2022
Cardiovascular Disease Risk 2015, 2016 8/21/2018
Cardiovascular Events among Adults with Diagnosed Hypertension 2014, 2015 10/28/2016
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention 2011 2/1/2013
Cardiovascular Disease in Vermonters 2011 2/1/2013
Youth Heart Health 2011 3/1/2013

3-4-50 Data Briefs

Map of Heart Disease and Stroke Death Rates

The numbers in these charts may be slightly different from what the Health Department reports elsewhere. This is because the calculation methods used by the CDC are different from how the Health Department regularly calculates death rates.

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