Trends in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Mortality and Morbidity in SEAR Countries

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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

 
Source: WHO-2011 report
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