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Prevalence of risk factors for non-communicable diseases in prison populations worldwide: a systematic review.

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BACKGROUND: The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is disproportionately carried by low-income and middle-income countries and disadvantaged sectors of society such as prisoners. No systematic analysis has been done to assess the prevalence of poor diet, inadequate physical activity, and overweight and obesity in prisoners. We aim to synthesise current evidence and to highlight areas for action and further research. METHODS: We systematically searched online databases for reports pub...

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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
379
Issue:
9830
Pages:
1975-1982
Publication date:
2012-05-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:0c6ebf66-9d69-4007-aab0-02a73cdc7b76
Source identifiers:
325533
Local pid:
pubs:325533

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