Non-communicable diseases in Mauritius

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Mauritius accounted for an estimated 87 per cent of all mortality in 2008. The most prevalent NCDs in Mauritius are cardiovascular diseases, which accounted for 36 per cent of total deaths across all age groups in 2008. Diabetes, cancers and non-communicable variants of respiratory diseases contributed 23 per cent, 12 per cent and five per cent to total mortality, respectively (2008).

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