Plan UK Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Adolescents

African woman talks about Plan UK's Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Adolescents initiatives

This new report from Plan UK highlights outlines the need to urgently tackle the drivers of ill-health that are established in childhood and adolescence. 

View the report via Plan-Uk.org

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Non-communicable diseases among adolescents: current status, determinants, interventions and policies

We reviewed literature to develop an adolescent-specific conceptual framework for NCDs. Global data repositories were searched from Jan-July 2018 for data on NCD-related risk factors, outcomes, and policy data for 194 countries from 1990 to 2016. Disability-Adjusted Life Years were used to assess disease burden. A hierarchical modeling approach and ordinary least squares regression was used to explore the basic and underlying causes of NCD burden.