EPIDEMIOLOGY-and-overview-of-cardiac-disease-community-health-nursing

GLOBAL BURDEN OF CVD

  • A century ago, CVD death <10%
  • Today, approximately 30% of deaths worldwide including nearly 40% in high income countries and about 28% in low and middle income countries

PREVALENCE

  • The prevalence of CHD is about 7.4% in men and 4.5% in women.
  • The prevalence is higher in lower socio-economic groups.
  • Of note, mortality from CHD is falling but morbidity appears to be rising.

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