Global burden and health trends of non-communicable diseases

Silvio Capizzi, Chiara De Waure, Stefania Boccia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Non-communicable diseases (NCD) are the biggest global killers today. More than 600% of all deaths are caused by NCDs and nearly 800% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, where the highest proportion of deaths under the age of 60 from NCDs occur. A large percentage of NCDs are preventable through the reduction of main behavioural (tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity) and metabolic risk factors (raised cholesterol, raised blood pressure, overweight and obesity).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Systematic Review of Key Issues in Public Health
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783319136202, 9783319136196
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Economic burden
  • Epidemiology
  • Health trends
  • Morbidity
  • Mortality
  • Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
  • Prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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