|Region of the world
||Millions of people with condition
|Established Market Economies **
|| 5.8|| 4.4|| 11.0
|Other Asia & Islands
|Latin America / Caribbean
|Middle East Crescent
WHO Global Health Statistics (Murray CJL & Lopez AD, 1996):
Estimates of numbers of
people at all ages with coronary heart disease (angina), with
stroke and with diabetes in 1990.
NOTE: Some people may have more than one of these conditions
and so be included in more
than one column (i.e. there is some "double counting" due to
overlap), but similar statistics
are not readily available for people with other occlusive
arterial disease (which would tend to
under-estimate the size of the population to which the study
results are relevant).
Established Market Economies
are Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, New Zealand and US.
WHO prevalence estimates for countries or areas within regions
are not currently available,
but (based on population size) the numbers of people with these
conditions would be
expected to be about 17M in US, 26M in Europe and 4M in UK alone.