Region NCD deaths
In most of the South East Asia Region (SEAR) countries, non-communicable diseases are the commonest cause of deaths.
Wide range of variations seen between SEAR countires NCDs deaths.
34% of NCD deaths in the region occur among young adults.
A steep increase is observed in the proportion of NCD deaths in this region.
Estimated percentage of deaths, by cause, in member countries of the South-East Asia Region, 2008
Bangladesh was in the highest position with 38% of deaths caused due to NCDs among young adults.
In Indonesia, the proportion of NCDs deaths increased from 42% in 1995 to 60% in 2007
Age- standardized death rates were highest in Bhutan with 801 males and 667 females among 100,000 population.
As per 2004 projection, NCDs deaths may increase up to 60% (from 7.9 million to 12.5 million) by 2030.
Trends in estimated percentage of deaths, by cause, in South-East Asia Region, 2004 and 2030
Estimated percentage of premature deaths (under 60 years of age), by cause, South-East Asia Region vs rest of the world, 2008
Age-standardized death rates due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) per 100 000 population in member countries of SEAR, 2008
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