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Age-specific and age-standardized coronary heart disease (CHD) death rates have been tabulated from death certificates (1968-1972) in Hawaii. Caucasians have the highest rate of CHD mortality, followed by Filipinos, and then Japanese, in Hawaii. Filipino migrants to Hawaii have CHD mortality rates that are higher than those in the Philippines yet lower than the average United States CHD mortality rate. Filipino mortality rates are higher in urban areas of Hawaii when compared with rates in rural areas. Mortality rates also vary greatly by marital status. In addition, CHD mortality rates among Filipino migrants have more than doubled in twenty years.