List of countries by risk of death from non-communicable disease

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This is a list of countries by risk of premature death from non-communicable disease such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, or chronic respiratory disease between ages 30 and 70 as published by the World Health Organization in 2008. Measuring the risk of dying from target NCDs is important to assess the extent of burden from mortality due NCDs in a population.

Life tables specifying all-cause mortality rates by age and sex for WHO Member States are developed from available death registration data, sample registration systems (India, China) and data on child and adult mortality from censuses and surveys.

Cause-of-death distributions are estimated from death registration data, and data from population-based epidemiological studies, disease registers and notifications systems for selected specific causes of death. Causes of death for populations without usable death-registration data are estimated using cause-of-death models together with data from population-based epidemiological studies, disease registers and notifications systems.[1]

WHO 2008 rankings[edit]

Rank Country Risk of death from non-communicable disease[2]
1  Iceland 10%
1  Japan 10%
1  Switzerland 10%
4  Australia 11%
4  Israel 11%
4  Italy 11%
4  Spain 11%
4  Sweden 11%
9  Austria 12%
9  Canada 12%
9  Costa Rica 12%
9  Finland 12%
9  France 12%
9  South Korea 12%
9  Peru 12%
16  Belgium 13%
16  Chile 13%
16  Germany 13%
16  Greece 13%
16  Ireland 13%
16  Netherlands 13%
16  New Zealand 13%
16  Panama 13%
16  Portugal 13%
16  United Kingdom 13%
26  Ecuador 14%
26  Kuwait 14%
26  Slovenia 14%
26  Tunisia 14%
26  United Arab Emirates 14%
31  Colombia 15%
31  Denmark 15%
31  El Salvador 15%
31  United States 15%

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