Crude death rates for heart disease, hypertension and stroke increase in 2015

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In 2015, the crude death rates for heart disease, hypertension and stroke increased slightly from the previous year, according to preliminary data released on June 1 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Meanwhile, the all-cause crude death rate increased from 823.6 per 100,000 people in 2014 to 841.9 per 100,000 in 2015, while the age-adjusted death rate increased from 723.2 per 100,000 population to 729.5 per 100,000.

For heart disease, the crude death rate increased from 192.7 per 100,000 people to 196.2 per 100,000, although the age-adjusted rate remained similar in both years: 166.7 per 100,000 in 2014 and 167.1 per 100,000 in 2015.

For hypertension, the crude death rate increased from 9.5 per 100,000 population to 10.0 per 100,000, while the age-adjusted rate was 8.2 per 100,000 in 2014 and 8.5 per 100,000 in 2015.

For stroke, the crude death rate increased from 41.7 per 100,000 population to 43.5 per 100,000, while the age-adjusted rate was 36.4 per 100,000 in 2014 and 37.4 per 100,000 in 2015.