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Health Profiles and Data

The Burden of Neglected Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean Compared with Some Other Communicable Diseases
This graph makes a case for increased attention to neglected diseases by illustrating their tremendous disease burden as compared to other communicable diseases that receive a higher level of attention from health systems.(10/Oct/2006)
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Gender, Health and Development in the Americas- Basic Indicators 2005
The brochure profiles gender differences in health and development in the 48 states and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on women's reproductive health, access to key health services, and major causes of death. Its objective is to raise awareness of gender inequities in the region and promote the use of sex-disaggregated health statistics in the development of targeted health and development policies and other initiatives. (7/Nov/2005)
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Regional Core Health Data System - Indicators Glossary
Definition, technical note, type, measure units, categories, and subcategories for each indicator in the Regional Core Health Data System(26/Oct/2004)
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Essential Leishmaniasis Maps
This series of maps shows the worldwide distribution of cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis, the 28 surveillance centers for Leishmania/HIV co-infection, the 34 countries reporting it, and the countries where 90% of all cases occur.(31/Oct/2003)
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Calculation for Age-Standardized Mortality Rate (ASMR) by Gender for Selected Countries in Latin America & the Caribbean (1996-1999, per 100,000 pop., by gender)
These tables provide data for 1996-1999 (though rates are not available for all years in all cases) for the following NCDs: stomach cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, cardiac arrest, stroke, transport accidents, falling, firearms, drowning, respiratory trauma, electrocution, fire/smoke/burns, poisoning, other accidents, suicides, homicides, unknown intention, external causes and diabetes. The tables will be updated regularly and we invite our users to consult the site periodically for such updates. All calculations were done in accordance with International Classification of Disease (ICD), Version 10. Last update: 12 April 2004.(24/Jun/2002)
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Statistics on Homicides, Suicides, Accidents, Injuries. and Attitudes towards Violence
These twelve graphs and tables offer statistic information on homicides, suicides, accidents, different types of injuries, and attitudes towards violence for selected cities and countries of the Region of the Americas, as well as a graph on endemic violence worldwide in terms of deaths by homicide for youth in selected countries, and global percentage of deaths due to injuries.(9/Jan/2002)
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