Chronic diseases and health promotion

Part Two. The urgent need for action

Chapter One. Chronic diseases: causes and health impact


The regional situation. Deaths

Chronic disease is the leading cause of death in males and females in all WHO regions except Africa, as shown in the figure below.
For a full list of countries by WHO region, see Annex 2 WHO regions.

Projected main causes of death by WHO region
all ages, 2005 - MALES:
Projected main causes of death by WHO region
all ages, 2005 - FEMALES:
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