Defining the Burden of Heart Disease and Stroke in Louisiana - 2008
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The purpose of this report is to:
• Describe the status of cardiovascular disease along with its two major components [i.e., heart disease
(ICD‐10 codes I00‐09, I11, I13, I20‐51) and stroke (ICD‐10codes I60‐I69)] in Louisiana
• Describe the prevalence of CVD in Louisiana and compare it with the national rates
• Give an overview of the mortality rates over the past 10 years, regional and parish‐level data, and the
prevalence of CVD risk factors.