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Heart Diseases Are the Leading Cause of Deaths in Cambodia

By: The Mirror, editor: Norbert Klein Posted: September-05-2009 in
The Mirror, editor: Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 628 – Friday, 4.9.2009

"Phnom Penh: Heart disease is considered to be a disease that causes the highest rate of deaths for Cambodian citizens, compared to other diseases.

"An official of the National Institute of Public Health, Dr. Chao Darapheak, said that according to a preliminary report from 14 provinces and cities in Cambodia, the mortality rates from cancer, heart diseases, and liver diseases have all increased among people over 40 years old. But heart diseases are the leading cause of deaths, as 19 out of 100,000 people die from heart diseases, followed by liver diseases with 8 deaths among 100,000, and cancer with 7 deaths among 100,000 people.

"Dr. Chao Darapheak added that the study about mortality rates in Cambodia was conducted from April to August 2009 by using already existing data. Fourteen provinces - Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kandal, Kep, Kompong Cham, Kompong Chhnang, Kompong Speu, Kompong Thom, Oddar Meanchey, Pailin, Preah Vihear, Siem Reap, and Stung Treng, and Takeo - had sent reports to the National Institute of Public Health. Other provinces will send their reports later.

"He said that the study will be finished in October 2009. In Cambodia, the life expectancy of men is 54-55 years, and of women it is 58."Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.8, #2040, 4.9.2009

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Friday, 4 September 2009

Deum Ampil, Vol.3, #280, 4.9.2009

  • Samdech Euv [former King], Samdech Mae [former Queen], and the King Leave for Beijing [for medical treatment]
  • Siem Reap: Fishery Officials Sleep - and Instead, Police Crack Down On the Illegal Raising of Pork Fish

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.8, #2040, 4.9.2009

    Heart Diseases Are the Leading Cause of Deaths in Cambodia
  • A Strong Earthquake in Indonesia Killed 44 People, and Many More Are Missing; More Than 3,000 Houses Were Destroyed

Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.3, #, 4.9.2009

  • [A prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Cambodia] Ms. Chea Leang Questioned the Kandal Court for Detaining a Person for Four Years [without a sentence] for Stealing a Mobile Phone Worth US$15
  • [Sam Rainsy Party parliamentarian] Ms. Mu Sochua: The Sam Rainsy Party Will Not Ask the US Parliament and the US Government to Reduce Aid for Cambodia during a Visit to the US Parliament Next Week

Koh Santepheap, Vol.42, #6746, 4.9.2009

  • In May 2009 132 People Died in Traffic Accidents and 442 People Were Seriously Injured [the number of deaths countrywide increased by 35% compared to the same period in 2008]
  • Twenty Four Golden Mile Factory Workers Fainted [because of being exhausted and not having enough sleep - Phnom Penh]
  • The Russian Federation Boulevard [a portion in front of the Phnom Penh International Airport] Is Flooded after Three Consecutive Days of Rain

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.17, #4990, 4.9.2009

  • Micro Finance Institutions in Cambodia Are on the Way to Privatization
  • Micro-Finance Institutions Will Lower Interest Rates by 0.2 to 0.5 More [to serve the needs for loans of the citizens]
  • The One-Week Rain Put the Countrywide Drought to an End
  • It Is Time to Dredge the Mekong, the Basak, and the Tonle Sap Rivers, Which Have Not Been Dredged for More Than 30 Years [and they become at some points so shallow, making it impossible to use them for shipping - according to the Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology, Mr. Lim Kean Hor]

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