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Prevenire le malattie croniche: sfida del futuro
Journal Title: SALUTE E SOCIETÀ 
Author/s: Laura Murianni, Tiziana Sabetta, Antonella Sferrazza, Walter Ricciardi 
Year:  2008 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  7 Pg. 19-25 FullText PDF:  238 KB

Prevention of Cronic Diseases: The Challenge of the Future - This article analyzes the trend of mortality and morbidity from chronic disease in the world and in Italy. We used WHO data and Istat (National Institute of statistics) data and survey. The high incidence and prevalence of all chronic diseases, risk factors and long term care were shown through some recent prevision. In last years, these diseases are spread even in the poor countries. The WHO will expect a very high number of deaths by chronic disease: 35 million in 2005. 18 million of death for cardiovascular disease, 8 million for tumour, 4 million for respiratory disease and 1,1 million for diabetes: the majority of deaths will be in low and middle income county. It is very important to invest in prevention of chronic disease: a long term investment and a higher consideration on prevention and chronic care services are the imperatives for the future.

Laura Murianni, Tiziana Sabetta, Antonella Sferrazza, Walter Ricciardi, in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 3/2008, pp. 19-25, DOI:


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