Non-Communicable Diseases and Gender
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Pan American Health Organisation and International Diabetes Federation
IDF PAHO - NCD Gender FINAL.pdf(275.49 KB)
What are gender-related challenges to addressing NCD? Women and men have different levels of exposure Estimated Adult Obesity (BMI >30) Prevalence (%), 20105 and vulnerability to NCD risk factors. Women's higher rates of obesity leads to their increased vulnerability to NCD, particularly diabetes.