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Environmental Skeptics and Critics, 2017, 6(2): 18-22
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Profile and trend of deaths from infectious and parasite diseases in Europe

WenJun Zhang
School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China; International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Hong Kong

Received 20 January 2017;Accepted 10 February 2017;Published 1 June 2017
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Abstract
In present study, data of standardised death rates of infectious and parasite diseases per 100000 inhabitants in 31 European countries during 1994-2013 were used to analyze the profile and trend of deaths from infectious and parasite diseases. The results showed that averagely both the standardized (0.16/yr) and relative (0.0003/yr) death rates of infectious and parasite diseases in recorded European countries increased significantly during the recorded period 1994-2013. Luxembourg (1.11/yr) has the greatest annual growth in standardised death rate of infectious and parasite diseases, followed by Czech (0.82/yr), Sweden (0.75/yr), and Norway (0.72/yr). Luxembourg (0.0013/yr) has the greatest annual growth of relative death rate of infectious and parasite diseases vs. total diseases, followed by Sweden (0.0009/yr), and Norway (0.0009/yr), etc. During the period 1994-2013, Portugal (23.49) and Belgium (23.32) are the two countries with the greatest average of standarised death rates of infectious and parasite diseases in recorded European countries, while Slovakia (6.63) and Austria (6.75) are the smallest. According to above analysis of available data so far, infectious and parasite diseases are expected to be even more prevalent in the future, and more attention should be focused on these diseases in management of public health.

Keywords infectious and parasite diseases;environment;death rates;trend;Europe.



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