HLTC21H3 Chapter Notes -Disability-Adjusted Life Year, Coronary Artery Disease, Cerebrovascular Disease
Facts from the global burden of disease 2004 update: almost one in five of all deaths are of children aged under five years. Group iii injuries: cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death (top 3 leading causes) Leading cause groups of death among males and females in the world are: cardiovascular diseases, infectious and parasitic diseases, and cancers. Leading causes of death (all ages)- ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, lower respiratory infections. Low-income countries- lower respiratory infections, ischaemic heart disease, diarrhoeal diseases: middle-income countries- cerebrovascular disease, ischaemic heart disease, copd, high-income countries- ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, trachea/bronchus/lung cancers. Injuries and cardiovascular diseases are leading causes of death among men in europe. Injuries are the main cause of death for adult men in latin america and the caribbean. Incidence- the number of new cases in a period of time- usually one year; measures how many people are affected by it for the first time over a period of time.