Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Medical Industry and Mainstream Media's False Numbers on Heart Disease Deaths by Gender.

A recent study reported by Pacific Standard Magazine, suggests that younger women are dying  at higher rates than young men of heart diseases such as coronary heart disease, the most common cause of heart attacks, and when women do have heart attacks, they tend to die twice as more as young men:

"Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, yet it’s long been considered a “man’s disease” in the popular imagination. This perception likely stems, in part, from the fact that coronary heart disease, the most common cause of heart attacks, is more prevalent among men—and tends to strike them at a younger age. When younger women do have heart attacks, though,
studies have found that they are about twice as likely to die as their male counterparts—and more than 15,000 women under the age of 55 do every year."

But the study did admit that the data is conflicting in their abstract:

"There is conflicting information about whether short-term mortality after myocardial infarction is higher among women than among men after adjustment for age and other prognostic factors. We hypothesized that younger, but not older, women have higher mortality rates during hospitalization than their male peers."


"We analyzed data on 384,878 patients (155,565 women and 229,313 men) who were 30 to 89 years of age and who had been enrolled in the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction 2 between June 1994 and January 1998. Patients who had been transferred from or to other hospitals were excluded."


"The overall mortality rate during hospitalization was 16.7 percent among the women and 11.5 percent among the men. Sex-based differences in the rates varied according to age."


After myocardial infarction, younger women, but not older women, have higher rates of death during hospitalization than men of the same age. The younger the age of the patients, the higher the risk of death among women relative to men. Younger women with myocardial infarction represent a high-risk group deserving of special study

Now what needs to be further disclosed is that this study investigated from ages 30 to 89 years of age of both genders and the article from PSmagazine mentions only women below 55 are twice as more than men of the same age range to die of heart diseases. Now let's investigate if both claims are true when we investigate the CDC's numbers of causes of deaths by gender and age:
Male heart disease deaths 321,347 percent 24.6 rate 206.5 pg 12

Female heart disease deaths 289,758 percent 22.4 rate 180.6  pg 23

Now let's investigate below ages 55 for the genders

Male ages 25-29 heart diseases deaths 775, percent 5.2, rate 7.1
Male ages 30-34 heart diseases deaths 1,439, percent 8.8, rate 13.5

Female ages 25-29 heart diseases deaths 380 percent 6.3 rate 3.6
Female ages 30-34 heart diseases deaths 664, percent 8.3, rate 6.3

We can read the rest until we reach below 55 and you'll see in the pdf that the numbers, percentages and rates of heart disease deaths are even on greater gaps for men having higher numbers in all. Once again, the media and medical industry have done a fine job of using conflicting hypothesized numbers and sold us the lie that younger women  die of heart diseases more than men in the same age range.

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