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Research Letter
August 27, 2019

Trends in Cardiometabolic Mortality in the United States, 1999-2017

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2Institute of Population Health Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
JAMA. 2019;322(8):780-782. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.9161

While cardiovascular disease (CVD) death rates declined by approximately 36% from 2000 to 2014,1 CVD remains the leading cause of mortality among US adults.2 Annual declines in CVD mortality slowed between 2011 and 2014 (0.7% fewer CVD deaths per year),1,3 and it appears unlikely that strategic goals from the American Heart Association (20% reduction by 2020) will be achieved.4 To clarify the most recent national trends, we investigated CVD and other key cardiometabolic disease mortality rates overall, by sex, and by race from 1999 to 2017.

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