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National Nutritional Guideline On Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, Control and Management

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are group of diseases that are chronic in nature, not contagious but reduce the quality of life of the affected individuals and can also lead to death.

NCDs are the leading cause of death globally killing 36 million people every year. It is projected that NCDs would increase by 17% in the next 10 years in the developed world and by 27% in the developing countries especially in Africa. It is estimated that more than 30% of healthcare cost will go for the management of NCDs in the next 10 years.

The 1990 – 1992 national survey on NCDs shows that the prevalence of hypertension was 11.2% while that of diabetes mellitus was 2.7% (1.05 million Nigerian above 15 years). However with the definitional shift of 140/90mmHg in 1999, the prevalence of hypertension now exceeds 20%. The prevalence of sickle cell disorder is 0.5% and that of the sickle cell trait (AS) accounts for 23.04% of the population.

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