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Noncommunicable Diseases and Youth in Developing Countries

Noncommunicable diseases are increasingly common in developing countries. This video outlines the global rise in NCDs and what measures during youth can prevent future NCDs.

PRB Discuss Online: Chronic Diseases Affect Youth Globally

September 2011: Article Deaths related to these chronic diseases are increasing, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Over half of deaths are associated with behaviors that begin or are reinforced during adolescence, including tobacco and alcohol use, poor eating habits, and lack of exercise.

Global Burden of Noncommunicable Diseases

July 2012: Article Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of death worldwide. In 2008, 80 percent of NCD deaths were in developing countries. By 2030, low-income countries will have eight times more deaths attributed to NCDs than high-income countries.

Chronic Diseases Do Affect Youth

September 2011: Article  There is a global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). And the four primary risk factors for these chronic diseases—tobacco, alcohol, lack of exercise, and poor nutrition—are typically initiated during adolescence or young adulthood, setting the stage for later disease.

Noncommunicable Diseases Epidemic in Kenya

July 2017: Detail Kenya is experiencing a growing epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). A window of opportunity exists to address the four key NCD risk behaviors in Kenya's large and growing youth population.

Noncommunicable Diseases Among Older Adults in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

August 2012: Article This e-newsletter highlights work by National Institute on Aging (NIA)-supported researchers and others on the patterns and dynamics of noncommunicable diseases among older adults in low- and middle-income countries.

Combatting Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors in Youth

July 2017: Detail Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have an opportunity to curb a rising noncommunicable disease (NCD) epidemic in their countries by addressing NCD risk factors among young people. The four main NCDs—cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases—share four key risk factors: tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diets. These are all modifiable behaviors that are typically initiated or established during adolescence or young adulthood and set the stage for NCDs later in life. Young people in some LMICs already have high levels of these risk factors that are likely to rise further in the absence of action.

Noncommunicable Disease Report Event in New Delhi

November 2016: Event On July 21, 2016, PRB hosted a regional event in New Delhi to launch a new package of publications—policy report, data sheet, and data appendix—on NCD risk factors among young people across Asia. The four main NCD risk factors are tobacco, alcohol use, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity. Rates for these risk factors are already high or increasing throughout the region.

PRB Report Launch: Preventing Noncommunicable Disease Epidemic in Africa Is Possible

April 2015: Article An engaged crowd of more than 100 people gathered in Nairobi for the launch of PRB's new report on preventing noncommunicable diseases among the region's youth.


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