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Title: Recent Trends of Morbidity and Mortality in Sri Lanka
Authors: Dissanayake, Lakshman
Keywords: morbidity, epidemiology, mortality, degenerative diseases, communicable diseases, noncommunicable diseases, medical technology
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Annual research Symposium 2012, University of Colombo
Abstract: Life expectancy values for Sri Lanka were 68 and 74 years respectively for the years 1980 and 2008. Sri Lanka's present situation is very similar to countries like United Kingdom, Italy and France in 1980. This means that Sri Lanka seems to be following the trend of the countries which were exposed to the 'cardiovascular revolution'in the 1970s but with a time lag. Like in the West, Sri Lanka can expect its life expectancy to continue to grow with a continuing postponement of deaths from degenerative diseases. Similarly, it can be ...
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