Chronic diseases affect mostly high income countries.
Four out of five chronic disease deaths are in low and middle income countries.
Low and middle income countries should control infectious diseases before they tackle chronic diseases.
While low and middle income countries continue to deal with the problems of infectious diseases, they are experiencing a rapid upsurge in chronic disease risk factors and deaths, especially in urban settings.
Chronic diseases mainly affect rich people.
In all but the least developed countries of the world, poor people are much more likely than the wealthy to develop chronic diseases and are more likely to die as a result. Moreover, chronic diseases cause substantial financial burden, and can push individuals and households into poverty.
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