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Fact of the Week: 29 September 2014

Almost 5% Employed Adults Age 50-54 Have a History of Coronary Heart Disease or Stroke

The prevalence of a history of coronary heart disease (CHD)/stroke among employed adults age 50-54 was 4.5%, according to a 2014 analysis of data from the National Health Interview Survey. Among all adults aged 50-54 years the prevalence was estimated to be 7.0%, and among those who are unemployed, it was 4.3% . Among adults age 50-54 who are not in the labor force, 17.2% had a history of CHD/stroke.
       
Luckhaupt, S. E., & Calvert, G. M. (2014). Prevalence of coronary heart disease or stroke among workers aged [less than] 55 -- United States, 2008-2012. MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, 63(30), 645-649. Retrieved from www.cdc.gov.

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