Noncommunicable diseases in the Region of the Americas: facts and figures
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The Region of the Americas has an NCD mortality rate of 436.5 per 100,000 population, which ranges from a high in Guyana of 831.4 deaths per 100,000 population, to a low in Canada of 291.5 deaths per 100,000 population. Twenty-two countries have NCD mortality rates above the regional mean, as shown in darker color in the map below. Countries in the Caribbean sub-region exhibit the highest NCD mortality rates in the region, where 7 countries2 have rates above 583.5 per 100,000 population... This booklet presents data on NCD mortality and prevalence of NCD risk factors, by country, for the Region of the Americas. The focus is on the 5 x 5 NCD agenda which includes the main NCDs (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases), and mental health (suicide); as well as the main NCD risk factors (tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, insufficient physical activity), along with air pollution. It includes information on the number and percentage of deaths, age-standardized death rates, premature death from NCDs and the prevalence of NCD risk f actors.
Category of PAHO Strategic Plan 2014-2019
Pan American Health Organization. Noncommunicable diseases in the Region of the Americas: facts and figures. Washington, D.C. : PAHO, 2019.
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