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Premature NCD deaths


In lower middle income countries of the Americas, about 53% of deaths occurred before the age of 70 years old.

In the Region of the Americas approximately  44% of total deaths occurred before the age of 70 years old. In lower and upper middle income countries about 52% of deaths occured before that age compared with 35% in high income countries, an excess of 17% of deaths.

The interactive data visualization below shows the proportion of total deahts by under and above 70 years old, sex, income group of countries and causes of death.

In the whole region, 77% of deaths are due to Chronic-Non Communicable Diseases, having cardiovascular diseases as responsible for the larger proportion of non communicable disease deaths with 40% of deaths, followed by malignant neoplasms (25%), chronic respiratory diseases (8%), diabetes (6%), digestives diseases (6%) and 15% of deaths in the rest of non communicable diseases.
From the 44% of deaths under age 70, Non communicable diseases were responsible for 65% of deaths having cardiovascular diseases and malignant neoplasms as responsible for the largest proportion of death (32% each one), followed by digestive diseases (9%), diabetes mellitus (7%), respiratory diseases (6%) and having 13% of deaths in other chronic non communicable diseases.


::Mortality and causes of death
::Causes of deaths by ICD-10 Chapters
::Leading couses of deaths
::Broad causes of deaths 

::Family of International Classifications
::International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10)
::Family of International Classification Network

Global Status Report on NCDs (WHO)  


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