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Scaling up chronic disease prevention interventions in lower- and middle-income countries.

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Gaziano, TA; Pagidipati, N
2013

Chronic diseases are increasingly becoming a health burden in lower- and middle-income countries, putting pressure on public health efforts to scale up interventions. This article reviews current efforts in interventions on a population and individual level. Population-level interventions include ongoing efforts to reduce smoking rates, reduce intake of salt and trans-fatty acids, and increase physical activity in increasingly sedentary populations. Individual-level interventions include control and treatment of risk factors for chronic diseases and secondary prevention. This review also discusses the barriers in interventions, particularly those specific to low- and middle-income countries. Continued discussion of proven cost-effective interventions for chronic diseases in the developing world will be useful for improving public health policy.

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Publication Date

2013

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34

Start / End Page

317 / 335

Related Subject Headings

  • Trans Fatty Acids
  • Sodium Chloride, Dietary
  • Smoking Prevention
  • Risk Factors
  • Public Health
  • Humans
  • Health Promotion
  • Exercise
  • Developing Countries
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
 

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Gaziano, T. A., & Pagidipati, N. (2013). Scaling up chronic disease prevention interventions in lower- and middle-income countries. (Vol. 34, pp. 317–335). https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031912-114402
Gaziano, Thomas A., and Neha Pagidipati. Scaling up chronic disease prevention interventions in lower- and middle-income countries. Vol. 34, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031912-114402.
Gaziano, Thomas A., and Neha Pagidipati. Scaling up chronic disease prevention interventions in lower- and middle-income countries. Vol. 34, 2013, pp. 317–35. Pubmed, doi:10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031912-114402.

DOI

Publication Date

2013

Volume

34

Start / End Page

317 / 335

Related Subject Headings

  • Trans Fatty Acids
  • Sodium Chloride, Dietary
  • Smoking Prevention
  • Risk Factors
  • Public Health
  • Humans
  • Health Promotion
  • Exercise
  • Developing Countries
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis