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Prevalence of Self-reported Coronary Heart Disease in Adults with Diabetes, Aged 18 Years or Older, United States, 2013

Sex Age-adjusted Rate
(per 100)
Crude Rate
(per 100)
Overall 17.2 20.0
Males 20.4 23.7
Females 14.1 16.4
Age Group
(in years)
Self-reported Coronary Heart Disease Estimated Cases
Attributable to Diabetes
(in thousands)Reports the estimated number of disease cases that are attributed to diabetes, which can be interpreted as the number of cases that would be reduced if diabetes were eliminated.
Estimated Cases
(in thousands)
Crude Rate
(per 100)
95% Confidence Interval
Lower Limit Upper Limit
18-64 2,231.2 15.1 14.2 15.9 1,437.1
65-74 1,455.3 25.0 23.7 26.3 661.3
75+ 1,300.7 30.8 28.9 32.8 442.4
Total 4,987.2 20.0 19.3 20.7 2,607.7

Data Source: 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Note: Self-reported coronary heart disease is defined by using the survey questions, "Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you had angina or coronary heart disease?" and "Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you had a heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction?"

The numbers of diabetes-attributable cases by age groups do not add up to totals because in some states the numbers for some age groups are not reported due to data unreliability, and thus these numbers by age groups may be underestimated.

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