Death figures and statistics with sepsis
The study concluded that:
- In 2017, 9 million cases of sepsis occurred in the world, and 11 million deaths, or one-fifth of the deaths in the world.
- More than 40% of the new cases were recorded in children under the age of five.
- The vast majority of cases (85%) were recorded in 2017 in countries with low or medium incomes, especially in (sub-Saharan Africa and the South Pacific Islands near Australia, South Asia, East and Southeast).
- The annual number of people with sepsis has declined over the past two decades by more than 50% in the world.
The study indicated that sepsis contributes to about 20% of the total deaths recorded annually in the world, according to the magazine quoting American specialists Jordan Kempker and Greg Martins, and IHME researchers at Washington University, led by Mohsen Naqawi, warned of more deaths than expected, according to the magazine. Previous estimates indicate, at the same time, that sepsis can be prevented and treated.