Vincentians are being urged to consume more locally produced foods. This as the Nutrition Department within the Ministry of Health joins the global community in observing World Diabetes Day – which will be commemorated on November 14th.
Rosemary Muckett Community Nutrition Officer within the Department of Health said that non-communicable diseases are the number one causes of death in the Nation.
The annual mortality rate per 100,000 people from non-communicable diseases in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has increased by 8.0% since 1990, an average of 0.3% a year.
For men, the deadliness of non-communicable diseases in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines peaks at age 80+. It kills men at the lowest rate at age 5-9.
Women are killed at the highest rate from non-communicable diseases in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at age 80+. It was least deadly to women at age 5-9.
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