Journal article

Patterns of non-communicable disease and injury risk factors in Kenyan adult population: a cluster analysis

Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Frederick M Wekesah, Shukri F Mohamed, Martin K Mutua, Gershim Asiki, Catherine Kyobutungi

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2018


BACKGROUND: Non-communicable diseases and unintentional injuries are emerging public health problems in sub-Saharan Africa. These threats have multiple risk factors with complex interactions. Though some studies have explored the magnitude and distribution of those risk factors in many populations in Kenya, an exploration of segmentation of population at a national level by risk profile, which is crucial for a differentiated approach, is currently lacking. The aim of this study was to examine patterns of non-communicable disease and injury risk through the identification of clusters and investigation of correlates of those clusters among Kenyan adult population. METHODS: We used data from th..

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Awarded by International Development Research Center (IDRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The writing of this paper and publication cost was made possible through the generous funding made to African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), from International Development Research Center (IDRC) (grant #107209-001). FMW is funded for his PhD research by a Global Health Support Program Scholarship of the University Medical Center, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.