Noncommunicable disease burden in kerala

International Journal of Development Research

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5 pages
Review Article

Noncommunicable disease burden in kerala

Devi Nair


Chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have replaced communicable diseases as the most common causes of morbidity and premature mortality worldwide. About 80% of the burden occurs in low and middle-income countries and individuals younger than 60 years. Kerala is facing high risk burden of NCDs than other states in India. NCD risk factors are also high in Kerala. An integrated and comprehensive approach is needed to control the epidemic.

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