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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.