Table 2: Cardiovascular disease mortality in the Americas*.

RegionAnnual deaths averageMortality rate from IHDa,bMortality rate from cerebrovascular diseasea
(thousands)aTotalTotal

Americas 6,447.287.445.1
North America 2,88513645
Canada262.810941.4
United States of America2,621.713945.4
Latin  America and the Caribbean 3,562.255.844.8
Latin America 3,510.85644.9
Mexico549.454.127.5
Central American Isthmus226.141.924.4
Belize1.230.925.7
Costa Rica20.448.421.3
El Salvador415622.4
Guatemala80.525.516.4
Honduras37.5N/AN/A
Nicaragua27.554.232.8
Panama18.157.251.5
Latin Caribbean 270.5N/AN/A
Cuba83.914080.6
Dominican Republic60.1N/AN/A
French Guiana0.9N/AN/A
Haiti90N/AN/A
Puerto Rico29.110140.1
Andean Area 722.558.735.7
Bolivia72.9N/AN/A
Colombia260.674.138.7
Ecuador74.525.634.1
Peru161.427.826.6
Venezuela153.181.441
Brazil1.261.160.462.2
Southern Cone481.349.151.2
Argentina315.646.848.2
Chile98.247.146.8
Paraguay36.150.355.5
Uruguay31.385.4103
Non-Latin Caribbean 51.363.463.8
Guyana4.480.970.3
Suriname3.84772

*Adapted from [62]. The values were obtained from “Corrected Mortality” data. These values were computed by applying a correction algorithm for mortality underregistration and a redistribution algorithm for deaths from ill-defined causes. The methodology used is presented in Health Statistics from the Americas. 2006 edition (http://www.paho.org/HSA2006).
aValues are expressed in incidence rates/100.000 population (2007–2009).
bIHD: ischemic heart disease.
N/A: not available.