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Statistics on Cardiovascular Heart Disease - CVD?

Statistics on Heart Disease are staggering, yet very few people even know the extent of them.

The 2011 World Health Organization (WHO) report "Global atlas on cardiovascular disease prevention and control" states that CVDs are the leading causes of death and disability in the world. Although a large proportion of CVDs is preventable, they continue to rise mainly because preventive measures are inadequate. WHO estimated that 17.3 million people died from Cardiovacular Disease (CVD) in 2008.

Yet people with heart disease often feel isolated, alone or that very few people understand. Having an understanding of the statistics, helps identify the extent of CVD and the fact that it is indeed more common than often thought. 

In many countries, heart HeartNewsLinks.com List on Country Heart Health Statistics from WHO CVD Report 2011 disease:

* kills more young children than any other cause
and more than all the cancers combined

* kills more men than any other cause
and more than the next 3 causes combined 

* kills more women than any other cause
and more than the next 10 causes combined - including breast cancer

WHO says that during 2008, an estimated 57 million people died in total from all causes.

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) kill more people each year than any other cause, including cancer, vehicle accidents, murder and war. In 2008, 7.3 million people died of ischaemic heart disease, 6.2 million from stroke or another form of cerebrovascular disease - that's a total of 23.6%, or nearly a quarter of all deaths.

 

To view global statistics on heart disease:

Download the HeartNewsLinks list of countries with good heart health and poor heart health - based on statistics from WHO CVD Report 2011. HeartNewsLinks list of countries with good heart health and poor heart health - based on statistics from WHO CVD Report 2011.

WHO Global Statistics, by country, on Heart Disease WHO Global Statistics, by country, on Heart Disease

NHS Portal to the World Health Organization (WHO) International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) WHO Global Statistics, by country, on Blood Pressure

 

To view statistics on each condition:

NHS Portal to the World Health Organization (WHO) International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) HeartNewsLinks Statistics, by heart condition.

 

WHO Report on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) 2011

WHO Report on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) 2011

Publication details

Editors: WHO; World Heart Federation; World Stroke Organization
Number of pages: 164
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 156437 3

Overview

As the magnitude of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) continue to accelerate globally, the pressing need for increased awareness and for stronger and more focused international and country responses is increasingly recognized. This atlas on cardiovascular disease prevention and control is part of the response to this need. It documents the magnitude of the problem, using global cardiovascular mortality and morbidity data. It demonstrates the inequities in access to protection, exposure to risk, and access to care as the cause of major inequalities between countries and populations in the occurrence and outcome of CVDs. The report has graphs showing mortality rates of CVDs by age, by country/region, and is divided into three main sections:

  • Section A: Cardiovascular diseases due to atherosclerosis
  • Section B: Other cardiovascular diseases
  • Section C: Prevention and control of CVDs: Policies, strategies and interventions.

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Download the World Health Organization (WHO) report on Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) "Global atlas on CVD prevention and control" (12MB) Download the World Health Organization (WHO) report on Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) "Global atlas on CVD prevention and control" (12MB).