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Coronary Heart Disease EpidemiologyFrom aetiology to public health$
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Michael Marmot and Paul Elliott

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198525738

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.001.0001

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Developing countries

Developing countries

(p.113) Chapter 8 Developing countries
Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology

K. S. Reddy

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses trends in coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in developing countries. According to the Global Burden of Disease Study, developing countries contributed 3.5 million of the 6.2 million global deaths attributable to CHD in 1990. he projections envisage that these countries will account for 7.8 million of the 11.1 million deaths related to CHD in 2020. Nearly half of these deaths will occur below the age of seventy years, in contrast to less than a quarter of CHD deaths in the rich industrial countries. Proportional mortality rates of deaths attributable to CVD have also risen in these countries, from 24.5% in 1990 to 28.5% in 1998.

Keywords:   coronary heart disease, CHD, cardiovascular disease, fat consumption, tobacco use, mortality

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