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  • Official name: Republic of Peru
  • Capital: Lima
  • Population: 30.97 million (World Bank 2014)
  • GDP: $202.6 billion (World Bank 2014)
  • Currency: Nuevo sol
  • Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
  • World Bank income classification: Upper middle income
  • Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 77 years (women)
  • Percentage of population living in urban areas: 77.3% (WHO)

NCDs in Peru are estimated to account for 66% of total deaths, where the proportional mortality (% of total deaths, all ages, both sexes) is 22% for cardiovascular diseases, 20% for cancers, 4% for chronic respiratory diseases, 2% for diabetes, and 18% for other NCDs. Moreover, the probability of dying between ages 30 and 70 years from the 4 main NCDs is 11% (WHO, 2014).

Related information:

The team in Peru

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Prof. Dr. Jaime Miranda, PhD, MD

Co-applicant, COHESION
Director, CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases
Associate Professor, School of Medicine
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

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Dr. Maria Amalia Pesantes, MA, MPH, PhD

Project Coordinator,
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, CRONICAS

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Ms. Maria Kathia Cardenas, BSc, MSc(c)

Research Coordinator,
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, CRONICAS