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
- 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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