PRB Topic Feed: Noncommunicable Diseases/Topics/NoncommunicableDiseases.aspxPopulation Health and Environment Youth Demographic DividendFor years, researchers, economists, demographers and other development experts have been explaining and promoting the phenomenon known as the demographic dividend, the rapid economic growth that can accompany a change in a country’s age structure due to reduced birth and death rates. More recently, advocates have been emphasizing the importance of investing in young people with youth-friendly reproductive health policies and services, education, and other key investments that can contribute to shifts in age structure. 07/10/2017/Multimedia/Video/2017/Population-Health-and-Environment-Youth-Demographic-Dividend.aspxf9107d2b-23f1-4f42-922c-f8a3e3c9251aIntegrating Health Services for Young People: Tackling the Growing Noncommunicable Disease EpidemicThis policy report, published with support from the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme, argues that integrating noncommunicable disease (NCD) services—particularly those targeted at prevention and early intervention—with other health services for young people can help tackle the growing noncommunicable disease (NCD) epidemic in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).05/10/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/Health-Services-Young-People.aspx77539cf0-d816-4f1c-8bf0-352f5263c4a4Noncommunicable Disease Report Event in New DelhiOn 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. 11/03/2016/Events/2016/launch-event-new-delhi.aspxe90d37ab-0444-4623-9655-3951cb86e72eYoung People Are Asia’s Key to Curbing the Rise of Noncommunicable DiseasesAsia has an opportunity to curb a rising noncommunicable disease (NCD) epidemic by addressing NCD risk factors among young people, according to a new set of PRB publications.07/20/2016/Publications/Reports/2016/ncd-risk-youth-asia.aspx9651fe1e-a3dd-45d3-bfe0-e326df01b3eeYouth Are Key to Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases in AfricaEstablishing healthy behaviors among young Africans could help stem a looming regional epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic respiratory conditions, according to this PRB policy brief and data sheet with comprehensive data appendix. 04/17/2015/Publications/Datasheets/2015/ncd-risk-youth-africa.aspxc84d4e83-e53c-4cac-b1d2-fbb06492e6baNoncommunicable Diseases Among Older Adults in Low- and Middle-Income CountriesThis report explores the patterns and dynamics of noncommunicable diseases among older adults in low-income and middle-income countries.08/01/2012/Publications/Reports/2012/noncommunicable-diseases-older-adults.aspx786e469a-ff73-4c87-bdab-e54e2f4b88a5Noncommunicable Diseases - Risk Factors Among Young People in AfricaThis report, produced by PRB in partnership with the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme, is the culmination of efforts to identify available data sources on risk factors for noncommunicable diseases among youth in sub-Saharan Africa.05/26/2014/Publications/Reports/2014/ncd-risk-youth-africa.aspx5d15c68b-69d2-4f77-a28e-9f6a7349abdfNew Materials on Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa 03/31/2015/Events/2015/ncds-africa-youth-launch.aspx7ff5085a-6522-4ccc-b25c-528fb74f2907Use of Biomarkers in Predicting Health and MortalityThis e-newsletter reviews research sponsored by the National Institute of Aging and other institutions that investigates the link between biological risk factors and health or mortality in the older populations. 09/30/2008/Publications/Reports/2008/biomarkers.aspxfd3d8adc-67a5-4706-abe4-b0a8a178d57eDisability in AmericaThis Population Bulletin provides a broad overview of disability in America in the 21st century. It reviews basic concepts and measures of disability and shows recent U.S. trends on the demography of disability. 09/01/2004/Publications/Reports/2004/DisabilityinAmericaPDF540KB.aspxb3fdbdf7-f11c-47a9-9d41-044d12463b15