Statistical yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2014

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This publication presents data for the 58 ESCAP member countries, as well as world, regional, sub-regional and economic aggregates for comparison. It offers current trends and emerging topics in the Asia-Pacific region, grouped around the themes of people, the environment, the economy and connectivity. It provides the international and regional community with key indicators, objective analyses of the current trends and emerging issues, along with data and charts. In order to maximize the comparability, the data is sourced exclusively from international agencies that adhere to the official global statistical standards.



Malaria and tuberculosis

Despite impressive reductions, the prevalence and incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the Asia-Pacific region in 2012 remained higher than in all regions of the world except for Africa, where the prevalence of TB was 40% higher and its incidence 66% higher. (The prevalence of TB is the total number of people with the disease in a population, usually given as a percentage or number per 100,000 persons, whereas the incidence, loosely defined, is the number of new cases of the disease over a specified time period.)


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