Heart Disease Is A Bigger Problem Depending On Where You Live
Although heart disease was once most prevalent in the U.S. Northeast, the Deep South now has the highest rates.By Ryan Biek | March 22, 2016
Deaths from heart disease have declined across the U.S. over the past 40 years, but the areas with the most risk and the most cases have shifted significantly.
Researchers recently compared data among counties and found while high rates of heart disease were concentrated in the Northeast during the early 1970s, by 2010 it'd shifted to the Deep South.
The slowest improvements in heart disease-related deaths were mainly found in Southern states. The lowest drop was just 9 percent.