fact, for several major developing regions, more people already die of
non-communicable disease than from communicable disease.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, for example, there are almost twice as
many deaths from non-communicable diseases as communicable disease. In
China, there are 4 ½ times as many deaths from non-communicable diseases.
Only in India and Sub-Saharan Africa do communicable diseases still
dominate, accounting for 51 % and 65 % of deaths respectively.
The Global Burden of Disease (Data are for 1990)