Non-communicable diseases in St Kitts and Nevis

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in St Kitts and Nevis accounted for an estimated 83 per cent of all mortality in 2008. The most prevalent NCDs in St Kitts and Nevis are cardiovascular diseases, which accounted for 37 per cent of total deaths across all age groups in 2008. Cancers, non-communicable variants of respiratory diseases and diabetes contributed 18 per cent, two per cent and ten per cent to total mortality respectively (2008).

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