Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2010 – WHO – April 2011

Posted on April 29, 2011. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Health Status, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2010 – WHO – April 2011

Description of the global burden of NCDs, their risk factors and determinants

Editors: World Health Organization
Number of pages: 176
Publication date: April 2011
ISBN: 978 92 4 156422 9

“Overview of the Global status report on NCDs

This report sets out the statistics, evidence and experiences needed to launch a more forceful response to the growing threat posed by noncommunicable diseases. While advice and recommendations are universally relevant, the report gives particular attention to conditions in low- and middle-income countries, which now bear nearly 80% of the burden from diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. The health consequences of the worldwide epidemic of obesity are also addressed.

The report takes an analytical approach, using global, regional and country-specific data to document the magnitude of the problem, project future trends, and assess the factors contributing to these trends. As noted, the epidemic of these diseases is being driven by powerful forces now touching every region of the world: demographic ageing, rapid unplanned urbanization, and the globalization of unhealthy lifestyles. While many chronic conditions develop slowly, changes in lifestyles and behaviours are occurring with a stunning speed and sweep.”


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