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Table 2 The burden of chronic diseases (selected Latin American countries)

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

  Distribution of years of life lost by broader causes (% of total) Age-standardized mortality rates by cause (per 100,000 population)
Country Communicable diseases Non-communicable diseases Injuries Non-communicable diseases Cardio-vascular Cancer Injuries
Argentina 18 66 17 521 212 142 52
Bolivia 55 34 11 824 260 256 80
Brazil 30 50 20 712 341 142 81
Chile 17 64 19 453 165 137 50
Colombia 25 35 40 511 240 117 141
Ecuador 37 42 21 576 244 129 89
Paraguay 45 39 16 598 291 141 57
Peru 43 42 15 584 190 175 69
Uruguay 12 72 15 518 208 170 55
Venezuela 24 45 32 496 241 107 90
Income group (worldwide)        
Low income 70 20 10 754 418 114 116
Lower middle income 34 48 18 668 324 136 81
Upper middle income 30 51 19 728 436 138 102
High income 8 77 15 419 173 136 42
  1. Source: WHO [2].