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Many Lives Lost to Stroke, Cancer

Many Lives Lost to Stroke, Cancer Many Lives Lost to Stroke, Cancer

Despite all the efforts by the health care system in the past three decades, non-infectious diseases such as stroke, heart disease, cancer and accident-related deaths are taking lives on a huge scale. Some 200,000 Iranians die each year from non-infectious causes, ISNA reported. Based on data released from 2012, the leading causes of death were heart disease (25%), strokes (13%), accidents and injuries (7%), as well as 30,000 cancer-related deaths.  The prevalence of mental illness is reported to be 23.6% among the population. Top health hazards for Iranians are unhealthy diet, hypertension, obesity, smoking, diabetes and air pollution.

Financialtribune.com