Burden of Neurological Conditions


Neurological disorders (NDs) are heterogeneous diseases that affect the body’s autonomic, peripheral and central nervous system. The non-communicable neurological disorders include migraines, non-migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders.

The burden of deaths and disability caused by neurological disorders is increasingly being recognized as a global public health challenge, and its burden is set to rise during the next few decades as a result of the population aging.

The data visualization shows the level, distribution, and time trends of the burden of noncommunicable neurological disorders by age, sex for 6 subregions, and 33 countries PAHO's Member States with available estimates of the Region of the Americas from 2000 to 2019.