Burden of Digestive Diseases


Digestive diseases, such as peptic ulcer, cirrhosis of the liver, appendicitis, gastritis and duodenitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and pancreatitis, have a high impact on morbidity and disability. They are causes of a high level of premature mortality in low- and middle-income countries.

This data visualization presents estimates of the burden of digestive diseases, including mortality and disability measures, for all digestive diseases and 9 underlying causes of mortality and disability by age, sex, and country in the Region of the Americas from 2000 to 2019.