Mexico is the second most populated country in Latin America and the Caribbean, after Brazil, and one of the largest healthcare markets in the Americas. With an projected population of around 126 million inhabitants by 2019, Mexico is among the Latin American countries that invest the least in healthcare in relation to its gross domestic product. Even though health spending as a share of GDP has not gone lower than 5.4 percent between 2010 and 2018, the country’s per capita health expenditure lagged behind that of other emerging economies in the region, averaging 1,138 U.S. dollars per person per year in 2018.
As a consequence, the death rate in Mexico has slowly risen since 2007, reaching nearly 4.9 deaths per 1,000 inhabitants in 2017. One of the main causes of mortality in the North American country was malignant tumors, which accounted for more than 84 thousand deceases in 2017. By type, breast cancer is the most common diagnosis among patients with this disease, recording more than 27 thousand new cases in 2018.
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