Life Expectancy and Disease Burden in Uganda
In Uganda life expectancy is on average 58.5 years for man and 64.3 years for woman. Among the most important causes of early death are HIV / AIDS, lower respiratory tract infections, diarrheal diseases, cerebral vascular disease, neuronal function disorders due to lack of oxygen at birth (neonatal encephalopathies), congenital malformations, and cardiac ischemic heart disease. Compared to the causes of death determined for the year 2005, congenital malformations accumulate increasingly, while numbers of death caused by Malaria decreased. Iron deficiency anemia is among the most frequent health impairments after depression, as well as disorders of the skin and sensory organs. According to the study, malnutrition and the lack of nutrients of mother and child is a main risk factor for diseases and early death.
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