Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is no longer just a health issue, but a major economic burden
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for two thirds of all deaths in the world. CVD alone, including heart disease and stroke, makes up nearly 50% of all NCD deaths. By 2030 the total global cost of CVD is set to rise from approximately US$863 billion in 2010 to a staggering US$1,044 billion.
With costs like these, prevention must be a global priority.
The economic costs
2010-2030 Global Cost Of Cardiovascular Disease
Sources: WEF/Harvard School of Public Health -The Global Economic Burden of Non-communicable Diseases
- 2010 total global cost of cardiovascular disease - US$863 billion approx
- By 2030 the figure is set to have risen to - US$1,044 billion approx
- 55% = direct healthcare costs
- 45% = productivity loss
- US$151 per capita cost
The health costs
Deaths in 2015
Sources: Global Atlas on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control. Mendis S, Puska P, Norrving B editors. World Health Organization/World Heart Federation/World Stroke Organization/, Geneva 2011.
- In 2015 64 million people will die
- Two thirds (equating to 41million) of all deaths are caused by NCDs
- 50% of all NCD deaths are caused by CVD
Every year at least…
- 6 million will die as a result of tobacco use and second-hand smoke
- 2.8 million will die as a result of being overweight or obese
- 2.6 million will die as a result of raised total cholesterol levels
- 7.5 million will die as a result of raise blood pressure
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