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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Clinics Cardive Publishing

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.

Cardiovascular diseases; Sub-Saharan Africa; Epidemiology; Mortality rate; Global burden of disease; Developing countries
Cardiovascular Journal of Africa, vol.26 (2 Suppl 1), pp.S6 - S10
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