Sociodemographic Differentials of Selected Noncommunicable Diseases Risk Factors Among Adults in Matlab, Bangladesh: Findings From a WHO STEPS Survey

@article{Razzaque2011SociodemographicDO,
  title={Sociodemographic Differentials of Selected Noncommunicable Diseases Risk Factors Among Adults in Matlab, Bangladesh: Findings From a WHO STEPS Survey},
  author={Abdur Razzaque and Lutfun Nahar and Abu Haider Mohammad Golam Mustafa and Karar Zunaid Ahsan and Mohammad Shafiqul Islam and Mohammad Yunus},
  journal={Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health},
  year={2011},
  volume={23},
  pages={183 - 191}
}
  • Abdur Razzaque, Lutfun Nahar, +3 authors Mohammad Yunus
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    2011
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  • The study examined noncommunicable diseases risk factors among adults 25 to 64 years old of the Matlab Health and Demographic Surveillance System using World Health Organization STEP-wise methodology. The prevalence of smoking was found to be very high for males (53.9%) and it increased initially with age, whereas smoking was almost nil for females (0.8%). About 30% each of males and females used smokeless tobacco and its consumption increased with age. Consumption of vegetable/fruit is very… CONTINUE READING

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