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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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MALTA, Deborah Carvalho et al. Chronic non-communicable disease mortality in Brazil and its regions, 2000-2011. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2014, vol.23, n.4, pp.599-608. ISSN 2237-9622.


to analyze non-communicable disease (NCDs) mortality trends from 2000 to 2011 and to provide mortality projections for use in evaluating Brazil's Plan to Confront Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases, 2011-2022.


analysis over time of mortality due to cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, with corrections for ill-defined causes and underreporting.


the mortality rate attributed to these 4 main NCDs declined 2.5%/year on average, with reductions occurring in all the country's regions. Decreases were relatively large for cardiovascular diseases (3.3%/year) and for chronic respiratory diseases (4.4%/year), although smaller for cancer (0.9%/year) and diabetes (1.7%/year).


the 2% decrease during the first year of monitoring is positive. The expectation is that when the national Plan actions are implemented, a similar decrease will be maintained, thus enabling the Plan's proposed goal to be achieved.

Keywords : Chronic Disease; Neoplasm; Diabetes Mellitus; Respiratory Tract Diseases; Epidemiology, Descriptive.

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