Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill about 40 million people annually. Comprising chronic lung diseases, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, NCDs are the result of a characteristic Western, predominantly urban lifestyle and negative environmental factors. Almost three-quarters of global NCD deaths arise from low or middle income countries, where the incidence of NCDs is on the rise. - World Economic Forum
The major common lifestyle risk factors of non-communicable diseases are physical inactivity, air pollution, obesity, smoking, and drinking.
The following dashboard presents a high-level overview of the global burden of NCDs, and how this burden has evolved over the course of the past two decades, a period marked by rapid economic growth among developing nations and improvements in medicine and public health. These improvements have helped countries to fight against infectious diseases. Now the world is turning its attention towards the fight against NCDs, largely chronic diseases associated with lifestyle choices and aging.
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