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Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), Angina Pectoris and Heart Failure
Stroke
High Blood Pressure (HBP) or Hypertension
Rheumatic Fever/Rheumatic Heart Disease
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Social and Economic Consequences of CVD
CVD Risks in Developing Countries
Tobacco Use
High Blood Cholesterol
Physical Inactivity
Overweight and Obesity
Diabetes
Nutrition
Links to Web Sources

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

For CVD: 2,190,000
For coronary heart disease (CHD): 629,000
For stroke: 356,000

These data are for the latest available year. Hospital discharges include people both living and dead. (WHO [1999] European Health for All statistical database.)

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), Angina Pectoris and Heart Failure

 

Stroke

 

High Blood Pressure (HBP) or Hypertension

 

Rheumatic Fever/Rheumatic Heart Disease

 

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)


Social and Economic Consequences of CVD

 

CVD Risks in Developing Countries

 

Tobacco Use


High Blood Cholesterol

 

Physical Inactivity

 

Overweight and Obesity

 

Diabetes

 

Nutrition

 

Links to Web Sources

Note: These links are provided as a helpful reference tool for finding information. The American Heart Association has NOT evaluated, made any determination about quality or efficacy, and does not endorse any information, service, product or company represented by these hyperlinks. The list is not complete and will not be updated.


British Heart Foundation – Coronary Heart Disease Statistics
This site includes European cardiovascular disease statistics.

(Canadian) Cardiovascular Disease Surveillance Online
Health Canada provides this site on cardiovascular disease statistics for Canada.

Changing Face of Heart Disease and Stroke in Canada

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – Cardiovascular Health – International Information
This page includes links to CDC affiliated publications and international cardiovascular disease projects.

European Society of Cardiology

Eurostat
From the Statistical Office of the European Communities, provides statistics on: economy and finance; population and social conditions; energy and industry; agriculture, forestry and fisheries; external trade; distributive trade, services and transport ; environment; research and development; and general areas. Includes full-text online publications

G8 Promoting Heart Health
The G8 Promoting Heart Health initiative aims at disseminating best practices for implementing cardiovascular disease preventive interventions. The site is searchable and provides summary descriptions of projects.

Global Cardiology Network

Global Cardiovascular Infobase
This site includes epidemiological data and statistics for cardiovascular diseases for countries throughout the world. However, the focus is on developing nations. The data are not complete and may not be consistent as to the type of data and years available. Please note that more complete data from more developed nations (like the United States) can be found on government health sites for those countries.

Global Health.gov – World Health Statistics

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
This site includes Canadian cardiovascular disease statistics.

Institute for International Health – Global Burden of Disease

International Burden of Disease Network

International Task Force for Prevention of Coronary Disease

LAC Health Accounts
Covers Latin America and the Caribbean. It includes systematic tabulations of health spending by source, use and function.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) International Bulletins
These reports are not available for all countries. Most data are for Europe, North America and Australia.

PAHO Pan American Health Organization

ProCOR Conference on Cardiovascular Health
This site includes a list of over 50 epidemiological studies. Included are summaries and bibliographies for each.

UNICEF – Statistical Data

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs – Statistics Division
Provides “statistics and statistical methods in the fields of international merchandise trade, national accounts, demography and population, social indicators, gender, industry, energy, environment, human settlements and disability.”

World Bank Home Page
Provides data on the history, functions, governance, financing and development progress of members of the World Bank Group (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; International Development Agency; International Finance Corporation; Multilateral Guarantee Agency; and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes). The “Countries and Regions” pages are of particular interest.

World Health Organization (WHO) Publications – Cardiovascular Diseases
This page includes links to WHO MONICA Project information.

World Health Organization Statistical Information System (WHOSIS)
This site is the guide to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from the World Health Organization.

World Federation of Public Health Associations

World Heart Federation – White Book
This site gives information on how to order the White Book on Cardiovascular Diseases.

World Heart Day (from World Heart Federation, WHO, UNESCO)

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