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Geographic unit of data: International
Keywords: alcohol use, blood pressure, BMI, Body Mass Index, cardiovascular diseases, cerebrovascular disease, cholesterol, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congenital anomalies, COPD, diabetes, diabetes mellitus, diet, digestive diseases, exercise, genitourinary diseases, infectious diseases, ischaemic heart disease, malignant neoplasms, morbidity, mortality, neuropsychiatric conditions, noncommunicable diseases, nutrition, nutritional deficiencies, obesity, oral health, overweight, parasitic diseases, physical activity, respiratory diseases, respiratory infection, stroke, tobacco use, WHO, World Health Organization
Users can view cross-nationally comparable information pertaining to chronic diseases and their causes for the 193 WHO member states. The Global InfoBase is a database maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO). This database provides information pertaining to chronic diseases and their risk factors for WHO member states. Topics include: alcohol use, overweight, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, diet, physical activity, oral health, stroke, and tobacco use.
Users can search by country and chronic illness indicator. Users can also compare statistics across countries. Demographic information is available by gender and age group. Data are available for the 193 WHO member states. Surveys from which data were derived and years to which the statistics apply are indicated with the statistics. Most data is from 2004.