Jun 01, 2016

Calculations: July 24 is International Self-Care Day

24/7: Date chosen to recognize self-care, symbolizing round-the-clock health benefits (source)

63%: Percentage of annual worldwide deaths attributed to cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes (source)

67%: Estimated percentage of Canadian deaths linked to these four main non-communicable diseases (NCDs) (source)

11%: Probability of Canadians dying between age 30 and 70 from these NCDs (source)

≥80%: Percentage of heart disease, strokes and type 2 diabetes that could be prevented by eliminating smoking, inactivity, unhealthy diet and harmful use of alcohol (source)

>1/3: Proportion of cancers that could be prevented by eliminating these risk factors (source)

31%: Percentage of the adult population worldwide that does not get enough physical activity (source)

1.5 billion: Number of people worldwide who are overweight or obese (source)

1 billion: Number of people worldwide who are smokers (source)

US$30 trillion: Projected worldwide cost of NCDs between 2010 and 2030, equal to 48 per cent of global GDP in 2010 (source)

$0: Cost of practising self-care (source)

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