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The burden of non communicable diseases in developing countries

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal for Equity in Health, January 2005
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5 news outlets
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1 blog
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2 Facebook pages
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Title
The burden of non communicable diseases in developing countries
Published in
International Journal for Equity in Health, January 2005
DOI 10.1186/1475-9276-4-2
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Authors

Abdesslam Boutayeb, Saber Boutayeb

Abstract

BACKGROUND: By the dawn of the third millennium, non communicable diseases are sweeping the entire globe, with an increasing trend in developing countries where, the transition imposes more constraints to deal with the double burden of infective and non-infective diseases in a poor environment characterised by ill-health systems. By 2020, it is predicted that these diseases will be causing seven out of every 10 deaths in developing countries. Many of the non communicable diseases can be prevented by tackling associated risk factors. METHODS: Data from national registries and international organisms are collected, compared and analyzed. The focus is made on the growing burden of non communicable diseases in developing countries. RESULTS: Among non communicable diseases, special attention is devoted to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer and chronic pulmonary diseases. Their burden is affecting countries worldwide but with a growing trend in developing countries. Preventive strategies must take into account the growing trend of risk factors correlated to these diseases. CONCLUSION: Non communicable diseases are more and more prevalent in developing countries where they double the burden of infective diseases. If the present trend is maintained, the health systems in low-and middle-income countries will be unable to support the burden of disease. Prominent causes for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and pulmonary diseases can be prevented but urgent (preventive) actions are needed and efficient strategies should deal seriously with risk factors like smoking, alcohol, physical inactivity and western diet.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 <1%
India 4 <1%
South Africa 3 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Malaysia 2 <1%
Cameroon 1 <1%
Ghana 1 <1%
Pakistan 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Other 5 <1%
Unknown 1088 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 228 21%
Student > Bachelor 136 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 118 11%
Researcher 115 10%
Student > Postgraduate 102 9%
Other 203 18%
Unknown 210 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 324 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 119 11%
Social Sciences 100 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 43 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 39 4%
Other 246 22%
Unknown 241 22%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 60. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 July 2022.
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