MALAYSIAN HEALTH STATISTICS




MALAYSIA AT A GLANCE

2010 total population: 28.4 million
Income group: Upper middle


NCD Mortality
2008 estimates males females
Total NCD deaths (000s) 50.4 39.1
NCD deaths under age 60 (percent of all NCD death) 33.7 26.3
Age-standardized death rate per 100 000
All NCDs 605.7 436.5
Cancers 118.8 89.9
Chronic respiratory diseases 74.7 42.1
Cardiovascular diseases and diabetes 318.7 236.5


Metabolic Risk Factors
2008 Estimated Prevalence males females total
Raised blood pressure 36.9 32.4 34.7
Raised blood glucose 10.6 10.3 10.5
Overweight 42.1 46.3 44.2
Obesity 10.4 17.6 14.0
Raised Cholesterol - - -




Source: WHO




HEALTH ISSUES IN MALAYSIA

73% of Malaysians did not meet dietary guidelines for fruit and vegetable intake which is the main source of potassium in our diet.




We are consuming 2.3 times more than the recommended intake of salt. We need to cut down on our sodium intake NOW!
Salt Intake of Malaysians

Source: WHO, Western pacific region “Health Situation and Trend Report on Malaysia, 2005)


Source: WASH, MSH, MANS




TREND OF NCDs IN MALAYSIA (NHMS II and III)

Prevalance of obesity, hypertension and diabetes in Malaysia shows an increasing trend and is expected to increase further in the future.


Source: NCD - A public health threat, Dr. Zainal Ariffin Omar


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