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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-30

Profile of behavioural risk factors of non-communicable diseases in an urban setting in New Delhi.


Centre for Biomedical Research, Population Council, 1230 York Avenue, New York City, NY 10065, USA

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A Nath
Centre for Biomedical Research, Population Council, 1230 York Avenue, New York City, NY 10065, USA

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PMID: 19806825

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The present study was conducted to assess the prevalence of behavioural risk factors of non communicable diseases among urban adult population. The study participants included 531 adults residing in Mata Sundari road, which is an urban colony in New Delhi. They were interviewed using the WHO STEPS 1 questionnaire on lifestyle factors. Smoking prevalence was found to be 18.4% out of which over three fourth smoked more than one packet of cigarettes per day. Almost one third of known hypertensive patients were not on any treatment regimen. 80.6% did not undertake any kind of physical activity. 43% consumed only one serving of green vegetable in a day while 58% included fruits as a part of diet only once or twice in a week. There is a need to develop strong community based lifestyle behavioural intervention programs.


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