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Table 1 Distribution of total deaths (3,537,000) by major causes, Latin America and the Caribbean, 2000

From: Understanding chronic non-communicable diseases in Latin America: towards an equity-based research agenda

Major Cause Proportion of deaths
Communicable diseases 24%
Non-communicable diseases  
Cardiovascular diseases 31%
Cancers 14%
Diabetes mellitus 3%
Mental health 1%
Injuries 13%
Other non-communicable 14%
  1. Estimated by the Global Burden of Disease Study.
  2. Note: The countries included are Anguilla, Antigua and Bermuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadalupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, and Venezuela. Source: Perel et al [45].