Vital Health Statistics 2005
- In the past 20 years some infectious degenerative diseases are on the rise.
- Many Filipinos are still living in remote and hard to reach areas where it is difficult to deliver the health services they need
- The scarcity of doctors, nurses and midwives add to the poor health delivery system to the poor
- Male - 42,874,766
- Female - 42,362,147
- Both Sexes - 85,236,913
Leading Causes of Morbidity
- Female - 70 yrs. old
- Male - 64 yrs. Old
- Most of the top ten leading causes of morbidity are communicable disease
- These include the diarrhea, pneumonia, bronchitis, influenza, TB, malaria and varicella
- Leading non CD are heart problem, HPN, accidents and malignant neoplasms
Leading Causes of Mortality
- The top 10 leading causes of mortality are due to non CD
- Diseases of the heart and vascular system are the 2 most common causes of deaths.
- Pneumonia, PTB and diarrheal diseases consistently remain the 10 leading causes of deaths.
Ms Ma. Adelaida Morong, Far Eastern University- Institute of Nursing
In-House Nursing Review