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Non-communicable diseases

Kamran Siddiqi

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.15
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

International agencies have been warning against the recent global rise in non-communicable diseases. This is considered as a major threat to future development and efforts to reduce world poverty. ... More


Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S Kulkarni (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099215
eISBN:
9780199084500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

What distinguishes this book from the current literature is its analysis of malnutrition and its meticulous exploration of dietary transition, poverty nutrition traps and links between multiple ... More


Epidemiological concepts pre-1950 and their relation to work in the second half of the century

Rodolfo Saracci

in The Development of Modern Epidemiology: Personal reports from those who were there

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198569541
eISBN:
9780191724077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569541.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the emergence of the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases. It then discusses methodological developments, differential developments between old and new ... More


Health and disease

Stephen Emerson and Hussein Solomon

in African security in the twenty-first century: Challenges and opportunities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526122735
eISBN:
9781526136190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122735.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

More often viewed as a developmental or a humanitarian challenge rather than a security challenge, addressing the vast array of African public health problems has increasingly come to be seen as a ... More


Safe, Effective, and Affordable Health Care for a Bulging Population

Robyn Norton

in Is the Planet Full?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199677771
eISBN:
9780191757235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677771.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers the escalating cost of health care in Chapter 9. Instead of focusing on the considerable dangers posed by contagious disease (as others have done), the chapter focuses on the ... More


Affluence, Obesity, and Non-communicable Diseases in India

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S. Kulkarni (eds)

in Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099215
eISBN:
9780199084500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Aging, growing affluence, obesity, and NCDs are closely linked. This chapter examines these links using a nationwide household survey. Attention is given to complex health policy choices given the ... More


Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease in India: An Overview

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S. Kulkarni (eds)

in Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099215
eISBN:
9780199084500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter is an overview of different themes related to diets, malnutrition and non-communicable diseases in India. These include why calorie intake declined across different expenditure classes ... More


Occupational class and chronic diseases in India

Sanjay K. Mohanty and Anshul Kastor

in Work and Health in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447327363
eISBN:
9781447327370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327363.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter studies the differentials in chronic diseases among occupational classes in India. The results of the 60th round of National Sample Survey conducted from January to June 2004 show that ... More


The Nutrition Transition And Obesity In Qatar

Tahra ElObeid and Abdelmonem Hassan

in Food Security in the Middle East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199361786
eISBN:
9780190235697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361786.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter analyses Qatar’s dramatic nutrition transition, which has led to an increase in the prevalence of obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among the different sectors of society. ... More


Why Is Biodiversity Important?

Ilkka Hanski

in Messages from Islands: A Global Biodiversity Tour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226406305
eISBN:
9780226406589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226406589.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the importance of biodiversity by focusing on the case of collared lemmings in Greenland. In 1996, the author of this book was in Greenland to witness unstable Arctic ... More


Harms associated with illicit drug use

Thomas F. Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, María Elena Medina-Mora, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198818014
eISBN:
9780191859410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818014.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Five types of morbidity and mortality have been identified as the main health expressions of health harm associated with illicit drug use: 1) overdose; 2) other injury; 3) non-communicable physical ... More


Development Assistance for Health

Jeremy Youde

in Global Health Governance in International Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198813057
eISBN:
9780191851049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813057.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Since 1990, development assistance for health has increased approximately 500 per cent. This incredible growth is one concrete manifestation of governments’ recognition of the importance of global ... More


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