Guyana STEPS Survey Country Report
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Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors are the leading cause of death worldwide. In Guyana, 68% of deaths in 2016 were attributed to NCDs, specifically, cardiovascular disease (34%), cancers (8%), diabetes (8%), and chronic respiratory diseases (3%). The risk of premature death (between the ages of 30-70 years) from NCDs is 31% in Guyana, which has negative impacts on the economic productivity and health care expenditures of the country(1).