Dementia entered the top 5 problems of Ukrainians: data from the Ministry of Health

In Ukraine, a list of the main causes of death and disability of citizens of the country was announced. The top 5 includes diseases of acquired dementia (dementia), which ranked fourth after cardiovascular, oncological and gastrointestinal diseases.

From neurological disorders, according to data for 2019, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and others, 21,644 Ukrainians died (3.1% of the total number of deaths).

The results of an international study of experts on the Global Burden of Disease were published on the page of the Center for Public Health (CPH) of the Ukrainian Ministry of Health in the social network.

It is clarified that in 2019 neurological disorders claimed the lives of 2.22 million people in the world, ranking third in Europe after cardiovascular and oncological diseases. In percentage terms, this cause of death in 2017 reached 19.5% of the total number of deaths.

In Ukraine, there was also an increase in the mortality rate from neurological disorders for 29 years by 34%. For comparison, the number of deaths from these diseases was taken in 1990 – it amounted to 14,214 deaths, or 2.2% of the total number of deaths.

Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other dementias are recognized as the most common forms of neurological disorders that lead to a significant number of deaths in Ukraine.

In this regard, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine published a list of factors that increase the risk of developing acquired dementia. These include high body mass index (obesity), smoking, high glucose and alcohol consumption.

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