Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Kentucky has the nation's third highest rate of cardiac disease. Learn more, Sept. 29 is World Heart Day
According to the Heart Disease and Stroke Action Plan for the State report for 2011-2016, Kentucky women also have a higher heart disease age-adjusted death rate of 205 per 100,000 as compared to a national average of 176 per 100,000. Further, 41 percent of adult women in Kentucky have high cholesterol, a leading indicator for the disease. To read the state action plan, go here. For more on World Heart Day and the World Heart Federation, go here.