Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill about 40 million people annually. Comprising chronic lung diseases, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, NCDs are the result of a characteristic Western, predominantly urban lifestyle and negative environmental factors. Almost three-quarters of global NCD deaths arise from low or middle income countries, where the incidence of NCDs is on the rise. - World Economic Forum
The major common lifestyle risk factors of non-communicable diseases are physical inactivity, air pollution, obesity, smoking, and drinking.
The following dashboard presents a high-level overview of the global burden of NCDs, and how this burden has evolved over the course of the past two decades, a period marked by rapid economic growth among developing nations and improvements in medicine and public health. These improvements have helped countries to fight against infectious diseases. Now the world is turning its attention towards the fight against NCDs, largely chronic diseases associated with lifestyle choices and aging.
Key health indicators presented on this page cover such topics as health expenditure, life expectancy at birth, immunization coverage among children, mortality and burden of disease, stunting prevalence, years of life lost, utilization of health services, access to improved water and sanitation, health workforce, risk factors. Indicators are compiled from the World Development Indicators database of World Bank, Global Health Observatory and Statistics Database of World Health Organization.
June 15, 2012 Commuter biking has seen 4 times growth in last 10 years across New York. Similar trends are seen in other big cities across the country. This increase is fueled by the increased awareness in people towards health, increased cost of commutation and need to be more green. This increase in also supported by the increased obligation of Federal Funds to enable bikers. Some statistics on commuter biking... Please add more data sources or recommend data (email: Facto.Carpe@gmail.com) sources to make this a more complete resource for data on commuter biking.
July 24, 2012 Did you know almost 70% of the HIV AIDS infected population is in Sub-Saharan Africa. Source: World Development Indicators Click on the country dropdown on the toolbar to see country specific data.