Commentary: Cardiovascular implications of the epidemiological transition for the developing world: Thailand as a case in point

Daniel G Hackam, Sonia S Anand
2003 International Journal of Epidemiology  
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is currently the leading cause of death and disability in developed nations, and is increasing rapidly in the developing world. 1 If demographic trends continue, it is estimated that 90% of the global CVD burden will occur in low and middle-income countries by the year 2025. The rapid increase in CVD rates in developing regions is occurring at a time when infectious and nutritional deficiency diseases are in decline, a phenomenon that has been termed 'the
more » ... ic transition'. 2 East Asia, in particular, is expected to suffer 15 Bhuripanyo K, Tatsanavivat P, Matrakool B, Muktabhant B, Bhuripanyo P, Harnthaveesompol S. A prevalence survey of lipids abnormalities of rural area in Amphoe Phon, Khon Kaen.
doi:10.1093/ije/dyg167 pmid:12777438 fatcat:bwk2nia5lbcadphz6djpdtoqai