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world-health-rankingsA healthy heart is imperative for a long and robust life. However, the prevalence of heart diseases varies from country to country. While in some nations, the incidence of heart diseases is more due to varying factors such as an unhealthy diet or living standards or high levels of stress, in others, it may be almost negligible.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) data, Turkmenistan is the most risk-prone country occupying the first position among nations with the most deaths due to coronary heart diseases. The data, which was released by WHO in 2014, the country witnessed a 461 death-rate per 100,000 people. The European nation of Ukraine was second on the list, witnessing 384 deaths per 100,000 people in 2014. Some of the other nations that witnessed more than 200 deaths per 100,000 people due to coronary heart diseases were Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Russia, Latvia, Slovakia, Georgia, Lithuania and Syria, to name a few.

Meanwhile, countries such as South Korea, France, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, etc were placed at the bottom of the list witnessing a very low rate of deaths due to coronary heart diseases. As per the data, these nations reported less than 40 deaths per 100,000 people. In the United States, the figures showed that coronary diseases accounted for 77 deaths per 100,000 people. Meanwhile, its northern neighbor Canada witnessed 56 deaths per 100,000 people.

European nations such as Norway, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark and Spain saw 60 (and less) deaths per 100,000 due to coronary heart diseases. Among the South Asian nations, while coronary heart disease was a major killer in Sri Lanka accounting for a death rate of 154 per 100,000 people, Bangladesh ranked at the bottom of South Asian nations with a death rate of 53 per 100,000.

The table below gives an idea of the death rate per 100,000 people due to coronary heart diseases in various countries of the world.

Country Death Rate (per 100,000)
Turkmenistan 461.09
Ukraine 384.18
Uzbekistan 362.62
Kazakhstan 358.86
Kyrgyzstan 354.5
Belarus 342.59
Moldova 336.63
Armenia 323.68
Russia 320.4
Tajikistan 281.03
Mongolia 261.15
Azerbaijan 254.83
Georgia 225.8
Guyana 217.39
Latvia 215.4
Slovakia 214.98
Lithuania 212.7
Syria 210.64
Fiji 207.72
Afghanistan 193.21
Bulgaria 188.45
Iraq 187.65
Egypt 186.36
Albania 182.14
Iran 179.57
Hungary 172.66
Saudi Arabia 165.67
Arab Emirates 164.56
Philippines 161.43
Yemen 157.92
Sri Lanka 154.65
Tunisia 151.38
Malaysia 150.11
Libya 149.04
Czech Republic 148.26
Estonia 144.06
Turkey 140.53
Romania 139.54
India 138.36
Poland 136.72
Laos 135.32
Trinidad/Tob. 134.53
Equ. Guinea 133.3
Lebanon 132.65
Algeria 132.18
Jordan 131.7
Timor-Leste 131.17
Bosnia/Herzeg. 129.33
Croatia 124.58
Montenegro 122.02
Nicaragua 121.3
Angola 120.88
Mali 118.56
Sierra Leone 115.75
Benin 113.55
Kuwait 113.15
El Salvador 112.45
Congo 111.88
Burkina Faso 111.03
Bolivia 110.96
Honduras 110.88
Dominican Rep. 110.75
Pakistan 110.65
Oman 110.48
Guinea-Bissau 108.36
Morocco 107.05
DR Congo 104.11
Brunei 101.36
Venezuela 99.94
China 99.44
North Korea 98.75
Cote d Ivoire 98.02
Nepal 97.85
Serbia 97.82
Ghana 96.73
Greece 94.82
Haiti 94.49
Cuba 94.18
Finland 94.14
Guinea 94.03
Argentina 93.87
Cameroon 93.85
Chad 93.49
Maldives 92.87
Madagascar 89.77
Paraguay 89.76
Niger 89.61
Bahamas 88.85
Malta 87.92
Gabon 87.31
Thailand 87.08
Mauritius 86.46
Gambia 86.46
Bahrain 85.45
Togo 85.24
Austria 82.7
Indonesia 82.3
Bhutan 82.09
Cambodia 81.89
Myanmar 81.69
Eritrea 79.82
Colombia 79.44
South Africa 79.23
Mexico 79.13
Central Africa 79.07
Belize 78.74
United States 77.97
Ireland 77.66
Macedonia 77.57
Malawi 77.56
Nigeria 77.49
Jamaica 77.16
Burundi 77.15
Mauritania 76.62
Djibouti 75.4
Comoros 75.4
Brazil 74.74
Botswana 74.33
Qatar 72.89
Solomon Isl. 72.46
Sweden 71.31
Rwanda 69.98
Costa Rica 69
Zambia 68.91
Liberia 68.54
Uganda 67.64
Guatemala 66.5
Namibia 66.31
Ecuador 65.79
Panama 65.55
Singapore 65.19
Cape Verde 64.89
Germany 62.93
New Zealand 62.78
Swaziland 62.63
Iceland 61.92
Lesotho 61.18
Cyprus 60.92
United Kingdom 60.1
South Sudan 59.8
Senegal 58.24
Uruguay 57.3
Norway 56.96
Peru 56.73
Canada 56.36
Sudan 56.31
Australia 54.89
Tanzania 54
Kenya 53.61
Bangladesh 53.53
Barbados 53.29
Slovenia 52.8
New Guinea 50.34
Somalia 50.08
Belgium 49.87
Italy 48.48
Suriname 48.27
Switzerland 47.54
Vietnam 45.28
Denmark 44.79
Israel 42.78
Mozambique 41.67
Spain 41.62
Zimbabwe 41.17
Chile 39.58
Ethiopia 36.1
Portugal 35.56
Netherlands 34.53
Luxembourg 33.93
Japan 30.36
France 29.97
South Korea 26.39

 

(Data sourced from World Health Organization)

 

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