Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors and Socioeconomic Inequalities - What are the Links ?
A Multicountry Analysis of Noncommunicable Disease Surveillance Data
WPRO Nonserial Publication
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
ISBN-13    9789290614746 ISBN-10    9290614749
Order Number    15200135 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    15.00 / US$    18.00 Developing countries:    CHF    10.50
English     2010        125   pages
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This project identified countries in the Asia Pacific Region that have population-level surveillance data on noncommunicable disease (NCD) risk factors. Country teams were then set up to conduct a series of country-specific (re)analyses of the data, using a standardized protocol aimed to provide comparable cross-country analyses to examine the relationships between NCD (behavioural) risk factors and indicators of social disadvantage and socioeconomic status.

The report is divided into five chapters. Chapter 1 presents a review of the evidence on the relationships between NCD risk factors and socioeconomic status in developed and developing countries. Chapter 2 outlines the methodology for conducting the (re)analysis and provides a detailed summary of the cut-off points for NCD risk factors and socioeconomic status measures used by each country. Chapter 3 presents the country-specific results in terms of prevalence rates and independent associations between risk factors and socioeconomic status measures. Chapter 4 presents the cross-country comparison of associations between risk factors and socioeconomic status measures. Finally, Chapter 5 discusses the policy and programmes implications of these results.