Cardiovascular Disease Statistics


• CVD kills 200 people in SA every day = about 13 mini bus loads of people per day!

• About 130 heart attacks and 240 strokes occur daily in SA.

• For every woman that dies of CVD, 2 men will die.

• Premature deaths caused by CVD in people of the working age (35-64yrs) are expected to increase by 41% by 2030. The negative economic impact of this will be enormous on both families (as this is the bread-winner age) and on the country.

• 6.3 million South Africans suffer with high blood pressure.

1 in 4 of all South African women will die because of heart complications, I Think Red for South African women.

Uyanda Mbuli
Feb 2012