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Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases 2010

Creator: World Health Organization

Geography: International

Categories: Multiple Indicators

Tags: breast cancer, burden of illness, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, cervical cancer, deaths/mortality, diabetes, morbidity, noncommunicable diseases, obesity, prevention, respiratory diseases, risk factors

Date: 2010



“This report sets out the statistics, evidence and experiences needed to launch a more forceful response to the growing threat posed by noncommunicable diseases. While advice and recommendations are universally relevant, the report gives particular attention to conditions in low- and middle-income countries, which now bear nearly 80% of the burden from diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases. The health consequences of the worldwide epidemic of obesity are also addressed.”