360° Coverage : Cardiovascular Disease Declines in Rich Countries but Grows...

2 Updates

Cardiovascular Disease Declines in Rich Countries but Grows Elsewhere

Apr 3 2014, 6:23pm CDT | by

A new Global Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Atlas portrays a divided world where rich countries are gradually freeing themselves from the yoke of CVD but where many poor and middle-income countries...

Filed under: news

 
 
 

24 weeks ago

Cardiovascular Disease Declines in Rich Countries but Grows Elsewhere

Apr 3 2014, 6:23pm CDT | by

A new Global Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Atlas portrays a divided world where rich countries are gradually freeing themselves from the yoke of CVD but where many poor and middle-income countries are still struggling.

Ischemic heart disease and stroke were the two biggest contributors to the global burden of disease in 2010, accounting for 5.2% and 4.1%, respectively, of all disability adjusted life years (DALYs). From 1990 to 2010 the global age-standardized mortality rates of heart disease and stroke decreased, but the absolute number of deaths increased from 5,211,790 to 7,029,270 deaths for heart disease and from 4,660,450 to 5,874,180 deaths for stroke.

Diet, high blood pressure, and tobacco were the three leading risk factors worldwide. Tobacco’s role was much larger in East Asia and Southeast Asia than in Australasia, Western Europe, and North America, where efforts to curb smoking have been successful. Alcohol was the fifth most important risk factor in Eastern Europe, but ranked no higher than 10th in other regions.  In East Asia air pollution was the fourth most important risk factor. High body mass index was the third most important risk factor in Australasia, North America, Europe, Central Asia, Latin American/Caribbean, North Africa, and the Middle East.

From 1990 to 2010 Norway, Ireland, the U.K., and Israel nearly cut in half the crude DALY burden per 100,000 people.  “The reductions in CVD burden per capita in high income regions are impressive, and have occurred despite aging populations,” said Andrew Moran, the first author of a summary published in Global Heart. “Other studies of CVD trends suggest that CVD reductions in the high income world are due to a combination of reduced smoking, improved risk factor control, and improved treatments. Some changes in diet, lifestyle, and broader social and economic forces may play a role too, but are harder to measure.”

By contrast, the countries of the former Soviet Union had large increases of at least 30% in their DALY burden.  Said Moran, “the big contributions of alcohol and tobacco points to underlying social and economic forces at work.”

Obesity, poor diet, and high blood pressure have caused increases in the burden of CVD in North Africa and the Middle East. In Kuwait the incidence of CVD DALYs increased by 28%.

In the U.S., per capita DALYs decreased by 33% between 1990 and 2010, but the overall crude DALY rate of 4485.86 per 100,000 people left it in the middle of the pack of high-income countries. In 2010, Brunei had the lowest rate in this group — 2321.97  per 100,000 — while Greece had the highest rate — 6455.03 per 100,000.

Moran said that the only way to lower the high burden of CVD in much of the world “will be to extend the CVD control successes of the high income world to low and middle income countries. In some cases this may mean adapting past successful programs; in other cases locally tailored and innovative approaches will be needed.”

 
Update
2

3 weeks ago

Khazanah throws MAS RM6b lifeline

Aug 29 2014 5:01pm CDT | Source: Business Times Singapore

August 30, 2014 1:15 AMKHAZANAH Nasional will inject RM6 billion (SS$2.4 billion) over three years to resuscitate loss-making Malaysia Airlines (MAS) under a recovery plan that includes even an Act of Parliament. Other key moves are migrating its operations, assets and liabilities to a ...
Source: Business Times Singapore   Full article at: Business Times Singapore
 

 
Update
1

3 weeks ago

MAS posts loss of RM307m for Q2

Aug 28 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Business Times Singapore

August 29, 2014 1:13 AMMALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) registered a loss of RM307 million (S$122 million) for the second quarter to end-June, but warned of worse to come in the second half when the "full financial impact of the double tragedies of MH370 and MH17 ...
Source: Business Times Singapore   Full article at: Business Times Singapore
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/30" rel="author">Forbes</a>
Forbes is among the most trusted resources for the world's business and investment leaders, providing them the uncompromising commentary, concise analysis, relevant tools and real-time reporting they need to succeed at work, profit from investing and have fun with the rewards of winning.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

UN sets up mission to combat Ebola
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced to have established a UN mission to combat Ebola with the advance teams to be deployed to West Africa by Monday.
 
 
Chinese may need 98,000 new pilots in 20 years
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) China will need 98,000 more pilots and 101,000 maintenance technicians in the next 20 years, according to latest estimates of Boeing.
 
 
Medvedev slams EU sanctions against Russian banks
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Saturday criticised the European Union (EU) over its ban on Russian banks, warning that the 28-member bloc will pay the price.
 
 
Communicable diseases warning issued after floods in Philippines
Manila, Sep 20 (IANS) The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) Saturday warned the public of the transmission of communicable diseases following the floods that inundated Manila and surrounding provinces.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Australian hunter pokes crocodile's eye to survive
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) An Australian hunter has claimed to have escaped literally from the jaws of death, saying he saved himself in a crocodile attack by poking the reptile in the eye. Stephen Moreen, 20, said he...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Medvedev slams EU sanctions against Russian banks
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Saturday criticised the European Union (EU) over its ban on Russian banks, warning that the 28-member bloc will pay the price. The latest EU sanctions...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Israeli drone crashes in Lebanon
Jerusalem, Sep 20 (IANS) The Israeli military Saturday confirmed that one of its surveillance drones crashed in southern Lebanon due to a technical malfunction. The miniature drone was on a routine patrol along the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Beijing holds air defence drill
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) Beijing Saturday conducted anti-air strikes drill to enhance measures to handle such attacks. Over 1,800 people from 30 units participated in the manoeuvre, described by authorities as a success...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
45,000 Syrian Kurds reach Turkey to avoid IS attacks
Ankara, Sep 20 (IANS) Some 45,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State (IS) attacks on the border region have entered Turkey, deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said here Saturday. The Kurds entered southeastern...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
TSMC’s 20-Nanometer A8 Chip Applied in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Apple decides to rely on its long term manufacturing partner, as a new analysis reveals that the A8 processor used in the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been manufactured by TSMC.According to Mac Rumors, the...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
New Zealand PM promises business as usual after winning third term (Roundup)
Wellington, Sep 20 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Saturday promised to lead a government that governs for all New Zealanders after winning a historic third term. Key and his National party also achieved...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Apple Launches the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in US and Canada
The long-awaited launch of the Apple’s next generation smartphones has arrived, as the Cupertino company began selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Friday in US and Canada.Unsurprisingly, the excitement of the...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Chinese province sets up anti-terror law society
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) An anti-terrorism law society, one of the few in China specialising in the study of anti-terrorism law, was established Saturday in China's Yunnan province. Based in the law school of Yunnan...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Jessie Ware would 'love to have a baby'
Jessie Ware would ''love to have a baby.'' The 28-year-old singer can't wait to start a family with her husband Sam Burrows but admits her forthcoming new album 'Tough Love' and subsequent tour have put their baby plans...
Read more on Celebrity Balla