14 Facts on NCDs
28 Days to UN high level meeting: NCDs are complex but not complicated, here are 14 facts on the non communicable diseases.
- NCDs are the leading course of death globally.
- Four out of five NCD deaths occur in Low- and Middle Income Countries
- NCDs are already major and increasing contributors to global DALYs
- 80% of all deaths resulting from NCDs occur in Low- and Middle Income Countries
- NCDs affect men and women almost equally.
- NCDs pose the single biggest threat to women's health and development, causing 65 % of all female deaths
- NCDs are a public health challenge closely connected to social determinants
- Worldwide, 80 % of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes is currently preventable.
- Prevention is simple and possible: A number of proven cost-effective interventions, such as control of tobacco, are backed by evidence and ready for implementation.
- NCDs are not only a health issue, but also closely connected to factors such as nutrition and physical activity, education, the results of urban planning, agriculture and trade
- NCDs affect all ages at all stages in life: from the pregnant mother, to childhood, adolescents, adulthood, and old age
- 70% of the worlds' diabetics live in Low- and Middle Income Countries
- NCDs are a cause and effect of poverty
- NCDs are linked to gender, ethnicity, age, and socioeconomic group
Source: The NCD group at the School of Global Health.
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