This Is the State Where Heart Disease Kills the Most People, Data Shows

New research shows which state has the highest rate of heart disease deaths.

It's no secret that heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one person dies from heart disease roughly every 36 seconds in the country. And while there are certain habits that are good and bad for your heart health, one influencing factor you may never have considered is geography. But in looking at the numbers, some states are certainly more prone to heart disease than others. New research conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation using the latest CDC statistics on heart disease determined the number of heart disease deaths per capita* in all 50 states. Read on to find out which state has the highest heart disease-related death rate and see where your state falls in the mix.

*Per capita equates to "per 100,000 residents" throughout this ranking.

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50
Minnesota

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 116.7

49
Hawaii

Hawaii
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 120.3

48
Massachusetts

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 127.2

47
Colorado

skyline and mountains in Colorado Springs, Colorado at dusk
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 127.7

46
Alaska

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 129.7

45
Oregon

city skyline of and the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 131.0

44
Arizona

An aerial shot of skyscrapers that make up the skyline of Phoenix, Arizona
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 134.0

43
Washington

The skyline of Seattle, Washington
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 134.8

42
California

Arcadia, California
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 136.9

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41
Florida

Aerial drone photo of beach and condos near St. Petersburg and Clearwater Beach, Florida.
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 140.1

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Maine

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 142.4

39
Connecticut

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 143.1

38
New Hampshire

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 143.4

37
Nebraska

The skyline of downtown Omaha, Nebraska during the day
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 144.9

36
Utah

city skyline of Park City, near Silver Summit, Utah
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 146.5

35
North Dakota

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 147.7

34
Virginia

james river skyline, richmond, virginia
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 149.1

33
Wyoming

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 150.4

32
Idaho

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 150.7

31
Vermont

An aerial view of Montpelier, Vermont
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 151.6

30
Delaware

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 154.3

29
North Carolina

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 154.7

28
Montana

cityscape photo of downtown Bozeman, Montana
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 157.1

27
New Jersey

cityscape photo of buildings in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 158.0

26
South Dakota

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 158.1

25
New Mexico

cityscape photo of buildings and trees in Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 158.2

24
Wisconsin

The skyline of Milwaukee, Wisconsin at sunset
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 158.8

23
Maryland

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 159.3

22
Rhode Island

cityscape photo of pier and building in downtown Providence, Rhode Island
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 159.3

21
Illinois

the downtown area and bean in Chicago, Illinois
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 162.0

20
Texas

The Woodlands, Texas
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 163.4

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19
South Carolina

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 164.0

18
Kansas

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 166.0

17
New York

cityscape photo of buildings and the skyline in New York City, New York
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 166.6

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16
Iowa

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 172.9

15
Pennsylvania

Cityscape photo of street cars and building in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 172.9

14
Georgia

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 175.5

13
Indiana

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 178.8

12
Missouri

The skyline of St. Louis, Missouri
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 187.0

11
Ohio

city skyline of Cincinnati, Ohio at dusk
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 188.8

10
Michigan

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 193.8

9
Kentucky

An aerial view of downtown Lexington, Kentucky on a clear day
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 196.4

8
West Virginia

charleston west virginia skyline
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 197.4

7
Nevada

cityscape photo of mountains and skyline in Reno, Nevado
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 198.1

6
Tennessee

skyline in downtown tennessee, nashville, river, boat
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 202.8

5
Louisiana

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 207.8

4
Alabama

birmingham, alabama, skyline
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 219.6

3
Arkansas

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Heart disease deaths per capita: 226.5

2
Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi, USA cityscape at dusk.
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 226.7

1
Oklahoma

city skyline of downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Heart disease deaths per capita: 231.4

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