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In rich territories, deaths from most of these conditions are much lower except for infections in the elderly. For this reason they can be considered easily preventable conditions.

These conditions are divided into (with their contribution to the total deaths in Group I in 2002):

  • A. Infections [Infectious and parasitic diseases], Map 372, (59% of deaths). These are diseases spread directly or indirectly from person to person.
  • B. Respiratory infections, Map 403, (22% of deaths). These are infections of the ears and respiratory tract.
  • C. Maternal conditions, Map 407, (3% of deaths). These are conditions affecting women before, during and after childbirth.
  • D. Perinatal conditions, Map 408, (13% of deaths). These are conditions arising in babies before or within one week of birth.
  • E. Nutritional deficiencies, Map 411,(3% of deaths). These are conditions due to food, vitamin and mineral shortages.

These conditions caused 32% of all deaths worldwide in 2002, an average of 2968 deaths per million people.

International Classification of Diseases-10 codes: A00-B99, G00-G04, N70-N73, J00-J06, J10-J18, J20-J22, H65-H66, O00-O99, P00-P96, E00-E02,E40-E46, E50, D50-53,D64.9, E51-64,

Territories are sized in proportion to the absolute number of people who died from most preventable (communicable infections, maternal, perinatal and nutritional conditions) in one year.


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