1 in 171.3
The odds a person 35 or older will have a heart attack in a year are 1 in 171.3 (US, 1987 – 2004).
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Rosamond W, Flegal K, Furie K, Go A, Greenlund K, Haase N, et al.; American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. ‘Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics–2008 Update’ Circulation 117(4) 2008: pgs e25-e146.
CALCULATION(S) BY BOOK OF ODDS BASED ON
Population Estimates Program [Internet]. U.S. Census Bureau; Available from: http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.phpDEFINITIONS
ICD-10 I21-I22; Translated from ‘Myocardial Infarction (MI)’
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Odds more likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 3.42, are rounded to three significant digits. Odds less likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 420.4, are rounded to four significant digits. Trailing zeros after the decimal point are dropped for readability, even though they may still be significant.
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Odds you won’t see: 1 in 2.412; 63.042; 425,242c