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COVID-19 Pandemic and Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases: An Ecological Study on Data of 185 Countries

M Reza Azarpazhooh, Negar Morovatdar, Abolfazl Avan, Thanh G Phan, Afshin A Divani, Nawaf Yassi, Saverio Stranges, Brian Silver, Jose Biller, Masoud Tokazebani Belasi, Sepideh Kazemi Neya, Bita Khorram, Asher Frydman, Yongchai Nilanont, Elisa Onorati, Mario Di Napoli

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: The interaction between coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and non-communicable diseases may increase the global burden of disease. We assessed the association of COVID-19 with ageing and non-communicable diseases. METHODS: We extracted data regarding non-communicable disease, particularly cardiovascular disease, deaths, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), and healthy life expectancy (HALE) from the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2017. We obtained data of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests from the Our World in Data database as of May 28, 2020. Potential confounders of pandemic outcomes analyzed include institutional lockdown delay, hemispheric geographical lo..

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