Non Communicable Diseases
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the top killers in the Philippines. Of the total deaths in 2008, 57% are due to the “fatal four” NCDs, namely cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease. It is estimated that 35 to 50 percent of NCD deaths occurred before age 60 years.
More Filipinos exposed to NCD risk factors
A significant proportion of Filipino adults continue to be exposed to the NCD risks of tobacco and alcohol use, unhealthy diets and physical inactivity. This makes millions of Filipinos vulnerable in developing NCDs in the future.
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