Heart attack hospitalizations


Heart attack hospitalizations in Minnesota, 2000-2018

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Data are for Minnesota adults 35+. Rates are age-adjusted. Source: Minnesota Hospital Association.

Heart attack hospitalization rates have been steadily decreasing over the past decade. This is likely due to many factors, including decreases in smoking rates, and the use of medicines that control cholesterol and blood pressure.  


Heart attack hospitalizations in Minnesota, by age and sex

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Source: Minnesota Hospital Association, 2018.

The rate of heart attack hospitalization increases with age for both men and women. In all age categories, men are hospitalized at a greater rate than women. Despite the fact that men are hospitalized at a greater rate after age 85, women are hospitalized in greater numbers than men of that age group.


Heart attack hospitalizations in Minnesota, by age

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Source: Minnesota Hospital Association.

Age groups older than 45 have experienced declining rates of heart attack hospitalizations through the end of 2017. In 2018 all age groups except the youngest and over the age of 85 recorded a slight increase in hospitalization rates. In younger age groups, heart attacks are rare and rates remain relatively stable over time. 

 

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