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Circulatory system disorders among leading causes of death, sickness and disability in Mogilev

Circulatory system disorders are among the leading causes of people’s death, sickness and disability in Mogilev, Albina Samusenko, the head of health lifestyle department of “Mogilev regional centre of hygiene, epidemiology, and public health”, told during the today’s press-conference held within the frameworks of the World Health Day.

Neoplasms and external causes (accidents, traumatism, etc.) take respectively the second and the third places among the major reasons of mortality.

Alcohol abuse increases the risk of cancer, Albina Samusenko stressed. Meanwhile, aggregate sales of alcohol in Mogilev region made up 10.5 l per capita in 2010. Alcohol abuse also increases the risk of murders, fatal accidents, intoxications, suicides, etc. About 60% of all crimes are committed by drunken people. Hard drinking is the reason of 90% of illegal absence from work. The one fifth of all road accidents happens because of alcohol abuse. 72 people died from alcohol intoxication in 2010, the majority of them are people capable of working and of childbearing age.

 

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