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Quantifying the global distribution of premature mortality from non-communicable diseases

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Background: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have slowly risen to the top of the global health agenda and the reduction of premature NCD mortality was recently enshrined in Target 3.4 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The unequal global distribution of NCDs is inadequately captured by the most commonly cited statistics.

Methods: We analyzed ‘WHO Global Health Estimates’ mortality data to calculate the relative burden of NCDs for each World Bank income group, including the ‘ri...

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Published
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10.1093/pubmed/fdx008

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
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Volume:
39
Issue:
4
Pages:
698–703
Publication date:
2017-02-10
Acceptance date:
2017-01-06
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EISSN:
1741-3850
ISSN:
1741-3842
Language:
English
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uuid:cbac512f-1654-4aeb-9413-79277efdc467
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679939
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2017-02-18

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