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Exhibit 40

Heart Disease Four-Year Average Age-Adjusted Mortality Rates for Upper East Texas Region by County, 1999-2002

Mortality rates from heart disease for Upper East Texas are among the highest in the state. Statewide, the average age-adjusted mortality rate was 189.8 per 100,000 persons, averaged over four years.

Seven counties in Upper East Texas had average age-adjusted mortality rates of 218.5 to 311.3 per 100,000 persons.

These counties are:

  • Harrison
  • Henderson
  • Hopkins
  • Marion
  • Morris
  • Red River
  • Van Zandt

Eight counties in Upper East Texas had average age-adjusted mortality rates of 189.8 to 218.4 per 100,000 persons.

These counties are:

  • Bowie
  • Cass
  • Cherokee
  • Lamar
  • Rusk
  • Smith
  • Upshur
  • Wood

The following counties in Upper East had mortality rates below the statewide average age-adjusted mortality rate.

Seven counties in Upper East Texas had average age-adjusted mortality rates of 130.7 to 189.8 per 100,000 persons.

These counties are:

  • Anderson
  • Camp
  • Delta
  • Gregg
  • Panola
  • Rains
  • Titus

Only Franklin County in Upper East Texas had an average age-adjusted mortality rate of 130.6 or below per 100,000 persons.

Source: Texas Department of State Health Services.

For more information on this exhibit, please contact the Comptroller’s Data Services Division at 512-463-4900 or at P.O. Box 13528, Austin, Texas 78711-3528.

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