Health Situation in the Americas: Basic Indicators 2012

Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), 2012

12 pp. 1.7 kB:
http://ais.paho.org/chi/brochures/2012/BI_2012_ENG.pdf

On a yearly basis since 1995 the Regional Core Health Data Initiative of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) presents the most recent information on health indicators for 48 countries/territories in the Region of the Americas. This edition highlights the mortality due to external causes (EC); those causes of death different from natural causes and recognized as avoidable such as suicides, homicides and accidents. From the data reported by the countries, it is estimated that over 5.5 million people died from EC in the Region between 1999 and 2009.

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