“Dubai Health”: heart disease tops the causes of death by 31.1%


The Dubai Health Authority revealed that cardiovascular diseases topped the causes of death last year, while the total deaths in the emirate reached about 4,000 cases, at a rate of 1.16 deaths per 1,000 residents.

And she explained in a recent report issued by it, that “by studying the groups of diseases that cause death, it was proven that cardiovascular diseases were the most prominent, at a rate of 31.1%, then came the symptoms, signs, and abnormal clinical and laboratory results, not classified elsewhere, at a rate of 18.5%, then the symbols For special purposes by 11.2%, then respiratory diseases by 9.9%, then external causes and deaths by 7.9%, then tumors by 6.8%.

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The authority added, “With regard to the number of deaths during the year 2021, it reached a total of 4,000 cases, compared to the number of 3,480 cases in 2020, at an annual rate of change of 15%, and these deaths represent a death rate of 1.16 per 1,000 of the population, compared to a death rate of 1.03 cases.” death per 1,000 population in 2020, which indicates a slight increase in the death rate, including 142 deaths among children (less than five years), compared to 2,146 deaths in the age group 60 years and over, with a rate of 53.6% in 2020. 2021.

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And she added that of these deaths, 3,404 non-citizens died in 2021, at a rate of 85.1%, compared to 2,959 deaths of non-citizens, at a rate of 85.0% in 2020, which indicates that most of the increase in the number of deaths during 2021 was. Non-citizens, while the number of citizen deaths reached 598, with a rate of 14.9% compared to 15.0% of deaths in 2020. The death rate of males was 70.8% compared to 29.2% of females, which confirms the increase in the death rate of males compared to the death rate of females. in 2021.

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With regard to the deaths of children under the age of five years, it was proven that the most common causes are cardiovascular diseases with a rate of 28.9%, followed by certain cases that arise in the perinatal period, with a rate of 23.2%, followed by symptoms, signs, and abnormal clinical and laboratory results, with a rate of 19.0%. Then congenital anomalies and chromosomal abnormalities, with a rate of 15.5%.

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