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Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica     
Maio S., Baldacci S., Carrozzi L., Pistelli F., Viegi G. The global burden of chronic respiratory diseases. In: Breathe, vol. 3 pp. 20 - 29. European Respiratory Society, 2006.
 
 
Abstract
(English)
Currently, the serious consequences of chronic diseases and their risk factors are not fully recognised by the international health community. Moreover, chronic diseases are not only a problem of the ageing population in developed countries. In fact, it has been estimated that 80% of mortality for chronic diseases occurred in low-income and middleincome countries in 2005. Thus, the World Health Organization (WHO) Dept of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion has suggested a new Millennium Development Goal for the next few years: to reduce chronic disease death rates by an additional 2% annually,in order to avert 36 million deaths by 2015.
Subject COPD
epidemiology
mortality


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