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04/06/2016
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How do Georgians die?  - 40% of all deaths in Georgia are caused by heart diseases. While 80% of these deaths can be prevented, not many Georgians take preventable measures, such as adopting a healthy diet, regular physical activity, moderate use of alcohol, and giving up smoking. 
 - How do Georgians die? 

40% of all deaths in Georgia are caused by heart diseases.



Chart 1: Causes of deaths, 2014 
Heart diseases -  40%  (
Ischemic heart disease (e.g., coronary artery disease), 
Cerebrovascular disease (e.g., stroke), 
Other forms of heart diseases (e.g., arrhythmia), 
Hypertensive disease (e.g., high blood pressure), 
Other)



Unclassified symptoms and signs -  28%
Trauma, poisoning, etc. -  11%
Death by external causes - 4%
Digestive diseases - 4%
Respiratory diseases - 3%
Endocrine and metabolic diseases - 3%
Nervous system diseases - 2%
Infectious and parasitic diseases - 1%
Genitourinary diseases - 1%
Other - 2%

 80% of deaths caused by heart diseases can be prevented. 

In Georgia, the main risk factor for heart diseases is high blood pressure. 
More than ⅓ of the population has high blood pressure. 
Out of those, more than ½ do not get treatment. 

How can heart diseases be prevented? 
Healthy diet 
Regular physical activity 
No smoking
Moderate alcohol use 






Source: The National Statistics Office of Georgia, 2016
              The National Center for Disease Control

40% of all deaths in Georgia are caused by heart diseases. While 80% of these deaths can be prevented, not many Georgians take preventable measures, such as adopting a healthy diet, regular physical activity, moderate use of alcohol, and giving up smoking.

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