Letter to Editor


1 Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Trauma Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


The prevalence of death and changes to it in different geographical regions makes identifying cause of death (COD) an important issue in many instances. Based on data from the World Health Organization (WHO), non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will account for 70% of all deaths by 2030. It seems that cardiovascular diseases, cancers, and motor vehicle accidents are the major causes of death in the Iranian population, with maximum years of life lost due to motor vehicle accidents, cardiovascular diseases and cancers, respectively... (Read more...)

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