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Noncommunicable Diseases Data Portal

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – chief among them, cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – cause nearly three-quarters of deaths in the world. Their drivers are social, environmental, commercial and genetic, and their presence is global. Every year 17 million people under the age of 70 die of NCDs, and 86% of them live in low- and middle-income countries.

Users can explore the data below by country, accessing detailed information on noncommunicable diseases and their key risk factors:

Noncommunicable Diseases & Key Risk Factors

Cancer

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)

Chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs)

Diabetes

Harmful alcohol use

Obesity / Unhealthy diet

Physical inactivity

Tobacco use

 
Diseases & Risk Factors
Gender
Indicators
GLOBAL
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Probability of premature mortality from NCDs (2019)

18%

21%

14%

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Probability of premature mortality from NCDs (2019)

18%

21%

14%

The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsover on the part of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Dotted lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement.

Data Source: World Health Organization | Map production: Department of Noncommunicable Diseases | ©WHO 2022. All rights reserved.

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