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Table 1 Percentage of deaths caused by non communicable diseases in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region

From: Multi-morbidity of non communicable diseases and equity in WHO Eastern Mediterranean countries

Countries Non communicable diseases (%)
CVD Cancer Respiratory Diabetes Other NCDs Total NCDS
Afghanistan 15 3 2 1 9 29
Bahrain 32 12 5 12 18 79
Djibouti 21 5 2 1 12 42
Egypt 39 11 3 3 26 82
Iran 45 12 4 2 10 72
Iraq 25 7 2 1 9 44
Jordan 40 11 3 7 13 74
Kuwait 46 13 2 3 12 76
Lebanon 45 19 5 2 13 84
Libya 43 13 4 2 15 78
Morocco 40 12 5 2 16 75
Oman 49 11 3 7 13 83
Pakistan 25 7 5 1 8 46
Qatar 23 20 4 7 15 69
Saudi Arabia 42 9 3 6 12 71
Somalia 13 3 2 1 8 27
Sudan 23 4 3 2 11 44
Syria 44 8 4 3 18 77
Tunisia 38 16 4 1 12 72
UAE 38 12 2 3 11 67
Yemen 24 5 3 1 12 45
% of total deaths 28.5 7.5 3.8 1.7 11.6 53.1
Total deaths in EMR= 4,198,000  
1195 315 159 71 489 2229
% of NCDs 55% 14% 9% 5% 17% 100%