Heart Disease and Stroke
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and in Wyoming. In 2015, heart disease accounted for 21.6% of deaths in Wyoming. Stroke is the number five cause of death in Wyoming (AHA/ASA, 2015).
Heart Disease Prevalence by County
There were 136 diabetes related deaths in Wyoming in 2015 (CDC, 2015). In 2014, 8% of Wyoming adults were told by their doctors that they have diabetes (BRFSS, 2014).
Diabetes Prevalence by County
Overweight and Obesity
Individuals who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, and other health issues. Diet, exercise, and lifestyle change programs can assist in losing weight and keeping it off.
Wyoming adults who are overweight or obese (AHA/ASA factsheet, 2015)
High Blood Pressure
Controlling high blood pressure can help reduce risks like stroke, heart disease, and early death.
Wyoming adults told by doctors they have high blood pressure (Wyoming BRFSS, 2014)
Children and adolescents who eat fruits and vegetables every day reduce their risk for being overweight and obese, for developing type 2 diabetes, and for experiencing other health issues.
Wyoming students who ate the recommended amount of vegetables daily (Wyoming YRBS, 2015)
Childhood Physical Activity
Children and adolescents who exercise every day are more likely to be in good cardiovascular health, to have lower levels of stress, and lower levels of diseases like type 2 diabetes.
Wyoming students who were physically active at least 60 minutes on 5 or more days (Wyoming YRBS, 2015)
A growing number of children in Wyoming are overweight or obese at a young age. Being more active and practicing healthy nutrition habits can help curb weight gain in young children.