Each year more than 4 million people die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Europe. This is 45% of the yearly deaths in Europe. Differences between the sexes: the number of deaths from CVD is higher in women (2.2 million) than men (1.8 million), but:
- more men (0.9 million) than woman (0.5 million) die from CVD under the age of 75
- more than twice as many men than women die from CVD under the age of 65
Regional differences: in the EU-15 countries, 33% of all deaths is caused by CVD, while in the EU-28 countries this number is 38% and in non-EU member countries it is 54%.
Although the number of deaths from CVD has been reduced in most countries since 2003, the hospitalization rate has been increased due to increased number of people suffering from cardiovascular diseases.
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