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Ischemic Heart Diseases
Find below data, analysis and information based on the WHO Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) framework.
Mortality and morbidity
Common, preventable risk factors underlie most noncommunicable diseases. Most noncommunicable diseases are the result of four particular behaviours (tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and the harmful use of alcohol) that lead to four key metabolic/physiological changes (raised blood pressure, overweight/obesity, raised blood glucose and raised cholesterol).
Surveillance for NCDs should cover monitoring of risk factors, health outcomes (mortality and morbidity) and system capacity. Significant progress has been made over the past ten years on risk factor surveillance, including population-based data on the behavioural (harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, insufficient physical activity and tobacco use) and biological risk factors (raised blood glucose, raised blood pressure, abnormal blood lipids and overweight/obesity).
:: UN High level meeting on Non Communicable Diseases
:: Non-Communicable Disease Regional Program
:: Priorities of cardiovascular diseases in the Americas (Full text, pdf)
:: Prevention of cardiovascular Diseases. Guidelines for assessment and management of cardivascular risks
:: Global Status Report on NCDs
:: Noncommunicable diseases country profiles, 2011
:: Global InfoBase