DISEASES OF THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM (I00-I99)
Diseases of the circulatory system were the underlying cause of 39,924 deaths certified by a doctor in 2011, a 1.5% increase from the 39,332 doctor certified deaths in 2010. The total number of deaths each year assigned to Diseases of the circulatory system generally includes a relatively high proportion of coroner certified deaths.
Stroke (I64) accounted for the majority of the increase in doctor certified deaths due to Diseases of the circulatory system in 2011, increasing by 391 from 4,887 deaths in 2010 to 5,278 deaths in 2011.
Of those deaths due to Diseases of the circulatory system certified by a doctor, 17,874 deaths were male and 22,050 were female. The median age at death for all doctor certified deaths attributed to Diseases of the circulatory system was 86.4 years, a slight increase from 86.2 years in 2010.