The New York City Health Department published an Epi Data Brief titled “Premature Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths among Adults in New York City,” which highlights disparities in heart disease and stroke – two diseases that account for 24 percent of all premature deaths (death before age 65) among adults in New York City. Early death from heart disease is twice as likely in very high-poverty neighborhoods as in lower-poverty neighborhoods; Black women are 2.4 times as likely to die from heart disease as White women and 5.6 times as likely as Asian/Pacific Islander women; and Black adults have more than three times the early death rate from stroke compared to Whites and nearly two times the rate compared to Latinos.
- Epi Data Brief: Premature Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths among Adults in New York City. NYC Health. November 2017.
- Related press release: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/about/press/pr2017/pr090-17.page