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NCD-RisC paper on global trends in risk factors for non-communicable diseases

The Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) has collected and analysed data from over 2,545 population-based studies in almost 200 countries, on major risk factors for non-communicable diseases. The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and PharmAccess contributed to this research by delivering data from their impact evaluations in Nigeria and Namibia.

NCD-RisC is a global network of health scientists that provides data on risk factors for NCDs all over the world. This brief reports on key findings, as presented in a series of publications in eLife, the International Journal of Epidemiology and The Lancet. The study has singled out four risk factors for NCDs: height, body-mass index, blood pressure and diabetes. In general, it can be concluded that risk factors for non-communicable disease are increasing in most part of the world, particularly in Africa.

Discover more results in the full paper: Global trends in risk factors for non-communicable diseases


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