Disparity of Non-communicable Diseases among Pacific Islanders
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 7178
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, include cancer, cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and stroke, respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, and diabetes. Each year, NCDs kill 41 million people worldwide, with 77% of these NCD deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Unfortunately, Pacific Islanders experience some of the highest mortality rates resulting from NCDs worldwide. The reason for the disparity of NCDs among Pacific Islanders is likely a combination of metabolic risk factors, such as obesity, high blood pressure, hyperglycemia, and hyperlipidemia, and modifiable behavioral risk factors such as tobacco use, physical inactivity, alcohol consumption, and unhealthy dietary choices. Poverty, food insecurity, inadequate health insurance coverage, and a lack of education also negatively impact NCD. Prevention is a key component in the reduction of NCDs among Pacific Islanders. This Special Issue is aimed at providing selected contributions on the current state of disparity of NCDs among Pacific Islanders. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- The impact of food insecurity on NCDs among various Pacific Islander populations;
- The prevention and control of NCDs among various Pacific Islander populations;
- Cancer prevention among various Pacific Islander populations;
- Metabolic risk factors among children from various Pacific Islander populations;
- Metabolic risk factors among adults from various Pacific Islander populations;
- Predictors of obesity among Pacific Islander children and adolescents;
- Tobacco and areca nut use among Pacific Islander adolescents.
Dr. Rachael Leon Guerrero
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- Non-Communicable Disease (NCD)
- pacific islander
- risk factors