Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Hispanics/Latinos are more likely to be obese and to have diabetes, both risk factors for cardiovascular disease, than Whites. Hispanics/Latinos are less likely than Whites to get cholesterol screenings1 but have a higher rate of high triglyceride/low HDL cholesterol results2. Tobacco smoking is also generally lower among Latinos.3

However, Hispanics/Latinos are less likely to have coronary heart disease than non-Hispanic White adults. They are also less likely to die from heart disease than are non-Hispanic Whites.4, 4a

Among Asians, heart disease is a leading cause of death in both men and women. Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are 70 percent more likely to be diagnosed with coronary heart disease than non-Hispanic Whites.4 About 20 percent of Asians4 and 36 percent of native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders have high blood pressure.4

Cardiovascular Disease Resources in Spanish:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Información sobre enfermedad cardiovascular de NHLBI (Cardiovascular Disease Information from NHLBI)

MedlinePlus

Información sobre enfermedad cardiovascular de MedlinePlus (Cardiovascular Disease Information from MedlinePlus)

Cardiovascular Disease Resources in Asian Languages:

MedlinePlus

हृदय-रोग के बारे में हिन्दी में जानकारी (Heart Disease Information in Hindi)

心臓病の情報(日本語) (Heart Disease Information in Japanese)

심장병 정보(한국어) (Heart Disease Information in Korean)

中文的心脏病信息 (Heart Disease Information in Chinese)

中文的脑卒中信息 (Stroke Information in Chinese)

Thông tin về bệnh tim (Heart Disease Information in Vietnamese)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Impormasyon sa Sakit sa Puso sa Tagalog (Heart Disease Information in Tagalog)

Thông tin về bệnh tim (Heart Disease Information in Vietnamese)

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevalence of Cholesterol Screening and High Blood Cholesterol Among Adults — United States, 2005, 2007, and 2009. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
  2. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2016 update: A report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. January 24, 2017, Volume 135, Issue 4. (PDF, 17.6MB)
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Burden of Tobacco Use in the U.S. 2016.
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 10, Number 260, February 2014. PDF (3.5MB)