PRB Topic Feed: Noncommunicable Diseases/Topics/NoncommunicableDiseases.aspxThe Growing Global Chronic Disease EpidemicWhile infectious diseases, lack of nutrition and other traditional killers are claiming fewer lives in developing countries, deaths attributable to chronic diseases are rising. Chronic conditions account for most deaths in rich, middle-income and lower middle-income countries. 05/17/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/GrowingGlobalChronicDiseaseEpidemic.aspx2833127f-4402-446e-9b93-e1a124404409Obesity Creeping Up on Less Developed CountriesA silent epidemic of obesity-related diseases—among them, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and Type-II diabetes—is spreading rapidly across poor and middle-income countries, where such illnesses have been overshadowed by infectious diseases and under nutrition.10/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/ObesityCreepingUponLessDevelopedCountries.aspx1c59bf3c-f376-4737-95a8-b10193f98f31Not All Americans Are Smoking LessThe percentage of Americans who smoke tobacco has fallen dramatically over the past 50 years. But smoking is not declining very fast, especially among less-educated, rural, and lower-income Americans.02/01/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/us-smoking-trends.aspx01d403a4-eb16-4a3a-b65e-24753e26cfbbMore of Us on Track to Reach Age 100: Genes, Habits, Baboons Examined for Longevity Clues In the countries with the longest life expectancies, average life span has grown at the "absolutely remarkable rate" of about 2.5 years per decade. 06/24/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/biodemography.aspx9811b65c-2f1f-4d6e-950f-40838baceeafPRB Discuss Online: Chronic Diseases Affect Youth GloballyDeaths 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. 09/27/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/ncds-youth-globally.aspx890b4161-e65f-4424-997c-18812050b326Health Care Challenges for Developing Countries with Aging PopulationsBecause the elderly are at high risk for chronic disease and disability, population aging will place urgent demands on developing-country health care systems, most of which are oriented toward infectious disease and ill-prepared for such demands.04/01/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/HealthCareChallengesforDevelopingCountrieswithAgingPopulations.aspx7b2e91df-0c5e-4ee3-86b4-81d60d48b3eaSustainable Development Indicators: The Last Missing Piece of the 2030 AgendaLast year’s adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was a major milestone for United Nations (UN) Member States seeking to jumpstart efforts to improve people’s lives and maintain a healthy planet. 03/04/2016/Publications/Articles/2016/sustainable-development-indicators.aspx7333ac3b-74dc-4b5b-87d0-552f8e35786eChronic Diseases Beleaguer Developing CountriesA rapid epidemiological transition—from infectious diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia to chronic ones such as heart disease—threatens to overwhelm the health systems and economies of poor countries.01/01/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/ChronicDiseasesBeleaguerDevelopingCountries.aspx4713fbe2-93f6-4d1a-ba31-268a0745dba6Noncommunicable Diseases Epidemic in KenyaKenya 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. 07/27/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Noncommunicable-Diseases-Epidemic-in-Kenya.aspx05b0f13d-ed27-46b5-ba26-2e7086e8dad2Noncommunicable Diseases and Youth in Developing CountriesNoncommunicable diseases are increasingly common in developing countries. This video outlines the global rise in NCDs and what measures during youth can prevent future NCDs.07/01/2012/Multimedia/Video/2012/NCDs-youth.aspxbf839e62-594c-4526-b36b-a735cc994a53