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OBSERVATORIO REGIONAL DE SALUD

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Distribution of broad causes of death


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

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Causes of death


77%
of deaths are due to Non Communicable Diseases in the Americas in 2007


Deaths


44%
of deaths ocurred prematuraly in the Americas in 2007


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RELATED CONTENT

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

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

 

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