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Danger ahead: the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2015.

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GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Collaborators,
Published in: International journal of public health
May 2018

The Eastern Mediterranean Region faces several health challenges at a difficult time with wars, unrest, and economic change.We used the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study to present the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in the Eastern Mediterranean Region from 1990 to 2015.Ischemic heart disease was the leading cause of death in the region in 2015, followed by cerebrovascular disease. Changes in total deaths ranged from a reduction of 25% for diarrheal diseases to an increase of about 42% for diabetes and tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer. Collective violence and legal intervention increased by 850% during the time period. Diet was the leading risk factor for disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for men compared to maternal malnutrition for females. Childhood undernutrition was the leading risk factor for DALYs in 1990 and 2005, but the second in 2015 after high blood pressure.Our study shows that the region is facing several health challenges and calls for global efforts to stabilise the region and to address the current and future burden of disease.

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International journal of public health

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EISSN

1661-8564

ISSN

1661-8556

Publication Date

May 2018

Volume

63

Issue

Suppl 1

Start / End Page

11 / 23

Related Subject Headings

  • Risk Factors
  • Quality-Adjusted Life Years
  • Public Health
  • Nutritional Status
  • Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Neoplasms
  • Middle East
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Humans
  • Global Health
 

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GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Collaborators, . (2018). Danger ahead: the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2015. International Journal of Public Health, 63(Suppl 1), 11–23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-017-1017-y
GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Collaborators, Susan. “Danger ahead: the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2015.International Journal of Public Health 63, no. Suppl 1 (May 2018): 11–23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-017-1017-y.
GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Collaborators. Danger ahead: the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2015. International journal of public health. 2018 May;63(Suppl 1):11–23.
GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Collaborators, Susan. “Danger ahead: the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2015.International Journal of Public Health, vol. 63, no. Suppl 1, May 2018, pp. 11–23. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s00038-017-1017-y.
GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Collaborators. Danger ahead: the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2015. International journal of public health. 2018 May;63(Suppl 1):11–23.
Journal cover image

Published In

International journal of public health

DOI

EISSN

1661-8564

ISSN

1661-8556

Publication Date

May 2018

Volume

63

Issue

Suppl 1

Start / End Page

11 / 23

Related Subject Headings

  • Risk Factors
  • Quality-Adjusted Life Years
  • Public Health
  • Nutritional Status
  • Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Neoplasms
  • Middle East
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Humans
  • Global Health