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Statista dossier on widespread diseases

This dossier presents some of the most influential and most prevalent diseases from a global, and a U.S. point of view. Well-known and widespread diseases are, for example, heart diseases, cancer, and diabetes, causing year after year many millions of ill persons and deaths. Therefore, this document offers valuable information on selected diseases, prevalence and incidence rates, country comparisons, and more.

Table of contents

  • 1. Diseases as death causes - global
    • Global death rate - leading causes 2016

    • Top ten causes of deaths in low-income countries 2016

    • Top ten causes of deaths in upper income countries 2016

    • Deaths caused by chronic diseases 2016

    • Annual deaths number from communicable diseases 2016

    • Countries with highest probable mortality due to non-communicable diseases 2016

  • 2. Diseases as death causes - U.S.
    • Most urgent health problems as perceived by Americans 2016

    • Leading causes of death in the United States 2017

    • Rates of the leading causes of death in the U.S. 2017

    • Percentage changes in selected causes of death in the U.S. 2000-2017

  • 3. Cancer
    • Cancer deaths worldwide by major type 2016

    • Deaths by cancer in the U.S. 1950-2016

    • U.S. Americans with a history of cancer living 2004-2016

    • Availability of new cancer drugs by country as of 2018

  • 4. Heart diseases
    • Ischemic heart disease - deaths in selected countries 2015

    • Heart disease risk by age in the U.S. 2000-2016

    • Deaths by heart diseases in the U.S. 1950-2016

  • 5. Diabetes
    • Diabetics worldwide 2017 and 2045

    • Number of U.S. Americans with diabetes 1980-2015

    • Deaths by diabetes mellitus in the U.S. 1950-2016

    • Percentage of U.S. adults with diabetes, by top U.S. states 2017

  • 6. Alzheimer/dementia
    • Dementia healthcare pathway costs in select countries 2015

    • Projected numbers of older people with Alzheimer's in the U.S. 2010-2050

    • Total number of Alzheimer's disease elderly patients U.S. by state 2019 and 2025

    • Share of patients with Alzheimer's disease in the U.S. by age group 2019

  • 7. Selected notifiable diseases - U.S.
    • New cases of hepatitis in the U.S. 1970-2016

    • New cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. 1991-2016

    • New cases of meningococcal disease in the U.S. 1970-2016

    • New cases of measles in the U.S. 1950-2019

    • New cases of syphilis in the U.S. 1950-2016

    • Number of new cases of tuberculosis in the U.S. 1960-2016

    • Malaria cases in the U.S. 2001-2016

  • 8. Research and development
    • Research and development funding for diseases worldwide 2017

    • Distribution of total funding on R&D for selected diseases 2013-2017

    • Top public funders for R&D on neglected diseases by country 2017

    • Distribution of top public funders for R&D on neglected diseases 2017

    • Leading philanthropic funders for research and development on neglected diseases 2017

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