Heart disease is the leading cause of death, with a rate of 31.1%.

The Dubai Health Authority revealed that cardiovascular diseases were the leading causes of death last year, while the total number of deaths in the emirate was about 4,000, with a rate of 1.16 deaths per 1,000 inhabitants.

And she explained in a report she recently released that “by studying the groups of diseases that cause death, cardiovascular disease was proven to be the most prominent, at a rate of 31.1%, then came the symptoms , signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory results, not elsewhere classified, at 18.5%, than Special purpose symbols at 11.2%, than respiratory disease at 9.9%, than external causes and deaths at 7.9 %, then tumors at 6.8%.

The authority added: “Regarding the number of deaths in the year 2021, it reached a total of 4,000 cases, compared to the number of 3,480 cases in 2020, with an annual rate of change of 15%, and these deaths represent a death rate of 1 .16 per 1,000 inhabitants, compared to a death rate of 1.03 cases.” to 2,146 deaths in the age group 60 years and older, with a rate of 53.6% in 2020. 2021.

And she added that of these deaths, 3,404 non-citizens died in 2021, at a rate of 85.1%, compared to 2,959 deaths of non-citizens, at a rate of 85.0% in 2020, indicating that the most of the increase in the number of deaths in 2021 was: Non-citizens, while the number of deaths by civilians reached 598, with a rate of 14.9% compared to 15.0% of deaths in 2020. The death rate of males was 70.8% compared to 29.2% of females, confirming the increase in male mortality rate compared to female mortality rate in 2021.

With regard to the death of children under the age of five, the most common causes were proven to be cardiovascular diseases at a rate of 28.9%, followed by certain conditions occurring in the perinatal period at a rate of 23, 2%, followed by symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory results, at a rate of 19.0%. Then congenital anomalies and chromosomal abnormalities, at a rate of 15.5%.

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