2019 NCD Child Fact Sheet (English)

Snapshot of the 2019 NCD Child fact sheet

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are one of the biggest health and development challenges of the 21st century. NCDs primarily include cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes. Unintentional and intentional injury, mental heath conditions, and the environment also contribute to the growing number of NCDs in young people.

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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.