Statistics

General heart statistics in New Zealand

180,000
people are living with heart disease

That's one in twenty one adults [2]

33%
of deaths annually are caused by cardiovascular disease

It is the leading cause of death in New Zealand and includes heart, stroke and blood vessel disease [1]

90 mins
Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease

Many of these deaths are premature and preventable [1]

5,000
people die from smoking or second hand exposure each year

This equates to around 12 people a day dying from smoking [3]

Women's heart disease

No. 1
Cardiovascular disease is the no. 1 killer of women globally

But it is often thought to be a 'male' problem [4]

3x
Women who smoke are three times as likely to have a heart attack

Compared to women who don't smoke [5]

2,850
women died from heart disease in New Zealand in 2016

That's 8 women a day, or about 55 each week [1]

2x
Heart disease kills twice as many women in New Zealand

than any other single cause.[1]