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Volume 18 Supplement 3

Special issue from a national survey on NCD risk factors in Kenya


Publication of this supplement has been funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) grant number 107209-001, through the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC). The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. NL declares to have received funding to attend international conferences from Sanofi and Novo nordisk and whose Unit has received contributions to the salary of a diabetes educator from Roche Diagnostics and Lilly Laboratories. The other Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Edited by Andre Pascal Kengne, Richard Wamai and Naomi Levitt.

  1. Hypertension is the most important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and the leading cause of death worldwide. Despite growing evidence that the prevalence of hypertension is rising in sub-Saharan Africa...

    Authors: Shukri F. Mohamed, Martin K. Mutua, Richard Wamai, Frederick Wekesah, Tilahun Haregu, Pamela Juma, Loise Nyanjau, Catherine Kyobutungi and Elijah Ogola
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 3):1219
  2. Diabetes Mellitus is one of the four major non-communicable diseases causing about 4 million deaths in 2017. By 2040, low income countries are projected to experience 92% increase in mortality due to diabetes....

    Authors: Shukri F Mohamed, Martin Mwangi, Martin K Mutua, Joseph Kibachio, Abubakar Hussein, Zachary Ndegwa, Scholastica Owondo, Gershim Asiki and Catherine Kyobutungi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 3):1215
  3. Cervical cancer is a major public health concern in Kenya. It is the leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality among women. Although screening is an effective prevention method, uptake is low among eligi...

    Authors: Anne Ng’ang’a, Mary Nyangasi, Nancy G Nkonge, Eunice Gathitu, Joseph Kibachio, Peter Gichangi, Richard G Wamai and Catherine Kyobutungi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 3):1221
  4. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), are increasing globally, causing about 60% of disability-adjusted life years and 39.8 million deaths in 2015. Risk factors often cluster and interact multiplicatively in an in...

    Authors: Frederick M Wekesah, Loise Nyanjau, Joseph Kibachio, Martin K Mutua, Shukri F Mohamed, Diederick E Grobbee, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Christine Ngaruiya, Tilahun N Haregu, Gershim Asiki and Catherine K Kyobutungi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 3):1220
  5. 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 expl...

    Authors: Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Frederick M Wekesah, Shukri F Mohamed, Martin K Mutua, Gershim Asiki and Catherine Kyobutungi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 3):1225
  6. Globally, alcohol consumption contributes to 3.3 million deaths and 5.1% of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs), and its use is linked with more than 200 disease and injury conditions. Our study assessed th...

    Authors: Anne Kendagor, Gladwell Gathecha, Melau W Ntakuka, Philip Nyakundi, Samuel Gathere, Dorcas Kiptui, Hussein Abubakar, Oren Ombiro, Pamela Juma and Christine Ngaruiya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 3):1216
  7. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, over 1.1 billion people smoked tobacco, which represents around 15% of the global population. In Africa, around one in five adults smoke tobacco. The ...

    Authors: Christine Ngaruiya, Hussein Abubakar, Dorcas Kiptui, Ann Kendagor, Melau W Ntakuka, Philip Nyakundi and Gladwell Gathecha
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 3):1223
  8. Physical inactivity accounts for more than 3 million deaths worldwide, and is implicated in causing 6% of coronary heart diseases, 7% of diabetes, and 10% of colon or breast cancer. Globally, research has show...

    Authors: Muthoni Gichu, Gershim Asiki, Pamela Juma, Joseph Kibachio, Catherine Kyobutungi and Elijah Ogola
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 3):1217
  9. Burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD) is increasing worldwide. Risk factor surveillance informs public health interventions in NCD control. This study describes the dietary risk factors for NCD found in th...

    Authors: Valerian Mwenda, Martin Mwangi, Loise Nyanjau, Muthoni Gichu, Catherine Kyobutungi and Joseph Kibachio
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 3):1218
  10. Injuries are becoming an increasingly important public health challenge globally, and are responsible for 9% of deaths. Beyond their impact on health and well-being, fatal and non-fatal injuries also affect so...

    Authors: Gladwell Koku Gathecha, Christine Ngaruiya, Wilfred Mwai, Ann Kendagor, Scholastica Owondo, Loise Nyanjau, Duncan Kibogong, Wilson Odero and Joseph Kibachio
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 3):1222

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