Special Issue "Burden of Noncommunicable Diseases: From Individual to Society"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Two-thirds of annual deaths around the world are due to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which is equivalent to 41 million people per year. The latest data from Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study showed that ischemic heart disease was the leading cause of mortality at an early age. The burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is quite high in developed countries and the leading causes of early deaths and disabilities in those countries are ischemic heart disease, low back pain, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. Due to epidemiological transition, developing countries are also having a double burden of diseases with both communicable and NCDs. It is projected that by 2040, seven out of top ten diseases will be NCDs causing early deaths and disability around the world. Both metabolic and behavioural factors, most of which are modifiable, are the primary risk factors for NCDs.
The burden of NCDs can be reduced at both individual and societal levels. In addition to improving awareness through varied health promotion activities, addressing modifiable risk factors, detecting high risk groups and organising screening, treatment and palliative care could be the ways to address NCDs. Evidence leading to addressing risk factors and the burden of NCDs is required from different settings and countries.
This Special Issue seeks papers on risk factors, prevention, interventions and health outcomes for NCDs at individual, patient or population levels from both developed and developing countries. In addition to primary data, secondary data and scoping reviews will also be considered.Dr. Aziz Rahman
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- Noncommunicable diseases
- Risk factors
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Chronic respiratory illness
- Physical activity
- Sedentary behaviour
- Chronic diseases
- Health promotion