Mortality From Cardiovascular Diseases in Sub-saharan Africa, 1990-2013: A Systematic Analysis of Data From the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
Mensah, GA; Roth, GA; Sampson, UK; Moran, AE; Feigin, VL; Forouzanfar, MH; Naghavi, M; Murray, CJ; GBD 2013 Mortality and Causes of Death collaborators
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the leading cause of death in developed countries for most of the last century. Most CVD deaths, however, occur in low- and middle-income, developing countries (LMICs) and there is great concern that CVD mortality and burden are rapidly increasing in LMICs as a result of population growth, ageing and health transitions. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where all countries are part of the LMICs, the pattern, magnitude and trends in CVD deaths remain incompletely understood, which limits formulation of data-driven regional and national health policies.