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CHART: Tracking killer chronic diseases

Cardiovascular diseases leading worldwide killer: WHO

Last Updated: September 19, 2011



Heart and lung disease, diabetes and cancer comprise two-thirds of deaths around the globe, according to the World Health Organization. This phenomenon represents a marked shift away from death from once potent and vast communicable diseases, such as malaria and tuberculosis. In September, the UN General Assembly is poised to hold its first summit on chronic diseases deemed "a public health emergency in slow motion."

World Health Organization

2011 Report

Select the country names on the left to read how these chronic diseases affect each region.


Select the health conditions on the right to see how the countries stack up against each other.

Canada

Canada - WHO summary

Australia

Australia - WHO summary

Brazil

Brazil - WHO summary

China

China - WHO summary

Chile

Chile - WHO summary

Egypt

Egypt - WHO summary

Ethiopia

Ethiopia - WHO summary

France

France - WHO summary

India

India - WHO summary

Japan

Japan - WHO summary

Mexico

Mexico - WHO summary

Russia

Russia - WHO summary

United Kingdom

United Kingdom - WHO summary

United States

United States - WHO summary

World

World - WHO summary

Cardiovascular diseases


Cancers


Respiratory diseases


Diabetes


 
Source: World Health Organization


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