Burden of cardiovascular diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2015 : findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study

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GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Reg 2018 , ' Burden of cardiovascular diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2015 : findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study ' , International Journal of Public Health , vol. 63 , no. Supplement 1 , pp. 137-149 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-017-1012-3

Title: Burden of cardiovascular diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2015 : findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study
Author: GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Reg
Date: 2018-05
Language: eng
Number of pages: 13
Belongs to series: International Journal of Public Health
ISSN: 1661-8556
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/237150
Abstract: To report the burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) during 1990-2015. We used the 2015 Global Burden of Disease study for estimates of mortality and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) of different CVD in 22 countries of EMR. A total of 1.4 million CVD deaths (95% UI: 1.3-1.5) occurred in 2015 in the EMR, with the highest number of deaths in Pakistan (465,116) and the lowest number of deaths in Qatar (723). The age-standardized DALY rate per 100,000 decreased from 10,080 in 1990 to 8606 in 2015 (14.6% decrease). Afghanistan had the highest age-standardized DALY rate of CVD in both 1990 and 2015. Kuwait and Qatar had the lowest age-standardized DALY rates of CVD in 1990 and 2015, respectively. High blood pressure, high total cholesterol, and high body mass index were the leading risk factors for CVD. The age-standardized DALY rates in the EMR are considerably higher than the global average. These findings call for a comprehensive approach to prevent and control the burden of CVD in the region.
Subject: Cardiovascular disease
Burden of disease
Eastern Mediterranean Region
PERSONAL HEALTH-CARE
INCOME COUNTRIES
MIDDLE-INCOME
SAUDI-ARABIA
MORTALITY
HYPERTENSION
PREDICTORS
AFFORDABILITY
AVAILABILITY
MEDICINES
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
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