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Heart Attack Hospitalizations Data

Heart Attack hospitalizations include the number of people who were admitted to the hospital for a Heart Attack. Hospitalizations for heart attack measures exclude transfers (a patient discharged from one facility and readmitted to a second facility on the same day) to avoid counting the same heart attack event multiple times. However, some transfers between hospitals for the same person for the same heart attack event may remain in the data. These data can be used to assess the burden of heart attacks, monitor trends over time, identify high-risk groups, and enhance prevention, education, and evaluation efforts. Advanced options include age group, and gender.

Heart Attacks largely occur in individuals age 35 and older, in order to better assess and compare the burden of heart attacks in Iowa the age adjusted rate (AAR) is calculated only using the 35 and older age groups.

Measure Description:

  • The Count of Hospitalizations is the number of inpatient hospital admissions with a primary diagnosis code for a Heart Attack.
  • The Crude Rate (Per 10K) is the rate of inpatient hospital admissions with a primary diagnosis code for a Heart Attack per 10,000 Population.
  • The Age Adj Rate (Per 10K) 35 and Older is the age adjusted rate of inpatient hospital admissions with a primary diagnosis code for a Heart Attack among persons 35 and older per 10,000 Population 35 and Older. Age adjustment to the 2000 Standard US Census is done to allow direct comparison of rates in counties and state with different population age distributions.

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