Non-communicable diseases among adolescents: current status, determinants, interventions and policies.
N Akseer, S Mehta, J Wigle, R Chera, ZJ Brickman, S Al-Gashm, B Sorichetti, A Vandermorris, DB Hipgrave, N Schwalbe, ZA Bhutta
BMC Public Health | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Addressing non-communicable disease (NCDs) is a global priority in the Sustainable Development Goals, especially for adolescents. However, existing literature on NCD burden, risk factors and determinants, and effective interventions and policies for targeting these diseases in adolescents, is limited. This study develops an evidence-based conceptual framework, and highlights pathways between risk factors and interventions to NCD development during adolescence (ages 10-19 years) and continuing into adulthood. Additionally, the epidemiologic profile of key NCD risk factors and outcomes among adolescents and preventative NCD policies/laws/legislations are examined, and a multivariab..View full abstract