China’s CVD Profile

Global Cardiovascular Infobase
2001-07-06

Did you know that in 1994, 33.80% of all deaths in China were due to cardiovascular disease?

The following information appears with permission from theGlobal Cardiovascular Infobase, http://cvdinfobase.ic.gc.ca/.

CHINA: COUNTRY PROFILE FOR DISEASES OF THECIRCULATORY SYSTEM

Mortality Data: Age-Standardazied DeathRate (per 100,000)

Cause of Death ICD-9 Year Male Female
All Causes 001-999 1994 724.09 518.78
Diseases of Circulatory System 390-459 1994 230.84 172.66
Ischemic Heart Diseases 410-414 1994 47.90 35.20
Cerebrovascular Diseases 430-438 1994 135.83 96.02
Hypertensive Diseases 400-404 1994 15.69 12.00
Chronic Rheumatic Heart Diseases 393-398 1994 5.22 7.70

Age standardized Death Rates are generated using the worldstandard population based on J. Waterhouse et al. (eds.). Cancerincidence in five continents, Lyon, IARC, 1976 (Vol. 3, pl 456), as used by WHO.

Proportional Mortality

In 1994, 33.80% of all deaths in China were due to cardiovascular disease whereas 66.20% of all deaths were due to other causes.

Of these CVD deaths, 57.18% were due to cerebrovascular diseases, 20.73% were due to ischemic heart diseases, 11.97% weredue to other CVD-related illnesses, 6.86% were due tohypertensive diseases, and 3.27% were due to chronic rheumaticheart disease.

National Risk Factor Data

Risk Factor Year Sample Size Pop. Group Age Group Sex Prevalence
Hypertension 1980 4,000,000 general >=15 both sexes 7.73%
Smoking 1985 500,000 general >=15 male 61.00%
Smoking 1985 500,000 general >=15 female 7.00%

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