CV Mortality Rates In The World : A Case Study

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CVD mortality rates were more than 50% in developed countries and 25% in developing countries (Jahromi et al., 2017). This was speculated because of the developing countries' lack of prevention assistance, effective early detection and decent healthcare services (Vilahur et al., 2014). Specifically, countries such as Taiwan, and Canada have one of the lowest CVD death rates in the world. In contrast, Germany has among the highest CVD mortality cases in Western Europe, which is most likely due to its highest prevalence rating in comparison with other highly developed countries (Roth et al., 2015). However, in the UK, according to Heart UK (2015), it is estimated that about 1 million men and nearly 500,000 women have had their first heart…show more content…
In the last 30 years, obesity levels have more than tripled and it is estimated that about 11 million more adults will be obese by 2030 (Renew Bariatrics, 2017). In the US, there was a significant increase in obesity levels among adults and youth from 1999 to 2000 through 2013 to 2014. In 2010, obesity led to about 678 000 annual deaths (Benjamin et al., 2017). There was more than one-third of adults and 17% of youth that was obese, although the prevalence did remain stable between 2003-2004 and 2009-2010 (Ogden, Carroll, Kit, & Flegal, 2014). Flegal, Kruszon-Moran, Carroll, Fryar, & Ogden (2016) reported a study, done in 2013 to 2014, based from 2638 adult men of about a mean age of 46.7 and 2817 women of a mean age of 48.4 years. The results stated that the prevalence of obesity was 37.7% in the US. Among men, it 35% and 40.4% in women. High blood pressure in the US was researched by Benjamin et al. (2017) in an age-adjusted study of the prevalence rates. The prevalence was estimated to be 34% in adults over 20 years, which was equivalent to 85.7 million deaths. In children and adolescents, aged 8 to 17 years old, it was only about 11%. In contrast, Iso (2011) reported that in Japan, there was a high prevalence of high blood pressure in adults aged 30 or over. It decreased from 142 mmHg to 135 mmHg, from 1961 to 2007 in men, with a prevalence rate of 52%. In women, high blood pressure decreased from 141 mmHg to 126 mmHg, respectively, with a prevalence rate of
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