Table 1

Countries included in this study with number of communities, households and participants at high cardiovascular risk

Number of communitiesNumber of householdsAll participantsNumber of participants at high CVD risk (% of all)
Total59274 281150 18593 200
High-income countries113981517 21412 032
 Canada69615810 3147461 (72.3)
 Saudi Arabia186361494760 (50.9)
 Sweden23237239073011 (77.1)
 United Arab Emirates36491499800 (53.4)
Upper middle-income countries11721 44039 18027 189
 Argentina20430575095558 (74.0)
 Brazil14363660794625 (76.1)
 Chile5193435212634 (74.8)
 Malaysia28652512 9547901 (61.0)
 Poland4129420311662 (81.8)
 South Africa8165830291906 (62.9)
 Turkey38208840572903 (71.6)
Lower middle-income countries20728 14259 73735 458
 Colombia55368568964360 (63.2)
 China9319 73842 86125 533 (59.6)
 Iran20240060132904 (48.3)
 Palestine35105515741058 (67.2)
 Philippines4126423931603 (67.0)
Low-income countries683543779118 521
 Bangladesh55117429261410 (48.2)
 Pakistan483817131161 (67.8)
 Tanzania68181910847 (44.3)
 Zimbabwe37131242808 (65.1)
 India8711 34126 26314 295 (54.4%)
  • High risk of CVD was defined as having any of the following conditions: history of hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke, diabetes, age >55, former or current smoker.

  • CD, cardiovascular disease.