Quick Facts About NCDs

  1. NCDs share several common, modifiable risk factors — tobacco use, alcohol use, physical inactivity and unhealthy diets. Mitigating the effects of these common risk factors is critical to combat NCDs worldwide.
  2. The World Health Organization estimates that NCDs account for 60 percent (more than 35 million) deaths annually.
  3. Roughly 80 percent of NCD related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, where fragile health systems often struggle to meet the population’s most basic health needs.
  4. WHO estimates that 48 percent of NCD deaths in low- and middle-income countries occur before 70 years old, compared with 26 percent in high income countries.
  5. In 2012, all United Nations member countries committed to achieving a 25 percent reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2025 (the 25 x 25 target).


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