Clustering of chronic non-communicable disease risk factors among selected Asian populations: levels and determinants

@inproceedings{Ahmed2009ClusteringOC,
  title={Clustering of chronic non-communicable disease risk factors among selected Asian populations: levels and determinants},
  author={Syed Masud Ahmed and Abdullahel Hadi and Abdur M Razzaque and Ali Ashraf and Sanjay K. Juvekar and Nawi Ng and Uraiwan Kanungsukkasem and Kusol Soonthornthada and Hoang Van Minh and Tran Huu Bich},
  booktitle={Global health action},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND The major chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) operate through a cluster of common risk factors, whose presence or absence determines not only the occurrence and severity of the disease, but also informs treatment approaches. Primary prevention based on mitigation of these common risk factors through population-based programmes is the most cost-effective approach to contain the emerging epidemic of chronic NCDs. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to explore the extent of risk… CONTINUE READING
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