Diseases of the circulatory system are the main cause of death in our country, accounting for 44% of deaths (year 2002 data). The most frequent are myocardial infarction and stroke, which are of atherosclerotic origin.
The following indicators are used to describe cerebro and cardiovascular disease:
This section draws on several sources to provide estimates of prevalence, mortality, case fatality, incidence and attack rate of cardiovascular disease:
Data from the MONICA-OMS Project, collected between mid 1980s and mid 90s, are also available.
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