Report Says Daytona Beach Area Has 2nd Highest Heart Attack Rate Nationwide

By on October 26, 2016 in WNDB News

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Daytona Beach, FL – A new report released by Gallup and Healthways on the state of American well-being has the Daytona Beach area ranked as one of the communities with the highest percentage of residents who have suffered from a heart attack.

Out of 190 US communities analyzed in the State of American Well-Being: 2015 Community Rankings for Incidence of Heart Attack report, only 1 city had a higher rate of heart attack than the Deltona/Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach area, which was at 7.9%, and that’s Charleston, WV which came in at 8.8%.

Of all the communities on the list, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI had the lowest incidence of adults who have experienced a heart attack during their lifetime, both coming in at 1.3%.

According to the report, in the Deltona/Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach area, 32.7% of residents suffered from high blood pressure, 30.9% have high cholesterol, 14.4% have diabetes, 15% suffer from depression, and 29.3% are obese.

To see the full report go to Healthways.com.

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(Image courtesy  Gallup and Healthways State of American Well-Being: 2015 Community Rankings for Incidence of Heart Attack Report)

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2016.

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