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Socioeconomic inequality in the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries: Results from the World Health Survey

Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor1*, Nicole Bergen1, Shanthi Mendis2, Sam Harper3, Emese Verdes1, Anton Kunst4 and Somnath Chatterji1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

2 Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

3 Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

4 Department of Public Health, AMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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BMC Public Health 2012, 12:474  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-474

Published: 22 June 2012

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Local review boards for study countries. Lists each study country and its corresponding local review board.

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Study sample size by country and sex, World Health Survey 2002–04. Displays the study sample size of men and women (aged 18 or higher) from 41 low- and middle-income countries that participated in the 2002–04 World Health Survey.

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Noncommunicable diseases non-response rates, by country and sex, World Health Survey 2002–04. Displays the non-response rates to World Health Survey individual questionnaires for each studied noncommunicable disease, grouped by sex and low- or middle-income country status. Data represent 41 low- and middle-income countries that participated in the 2002–04 World Health Survey.

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Crude prevalence (%) of noncommunicable diseases among adults aged 18 or higher living in 41 low- and middle-income countries, World Health Survey 2002–04. Displays the crude prevalence rates (percentage) of each studied noncommunicable disease and comorbidity among adults (aged 18 or higher), grouped by sex and low- or middle-income country status. Data represent 41 low- and middle-income countries that participated in the 2002–04 World Health Survey.

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Wealth-related relative inequality in noncommunicable disease prevalence among adults aged 18 or higher living in 41 low- and middle-income countries, World Health Survey 2002–04. Displays the relative index of inequality and corresponding 95% confidence interval for each studied noncommunicable disease and comorbidity among adults (aged 18 or higher), according to wealth quintile. Data are grouped by sex and low- or middle-income country status, and represent 41 low- and middle-income countries that participated in the 2002–04 World Health Survey. Model 1 data are adjusted for country of residence and age; model 2 data are adjusted for country of residence, age, marital status, urban/rural area and education.

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Crude prevalence (%) of non-communicable diseases among adults aged 18 or higher living in 41 low- and middle-income countries, by wealth, World Health Survey 2002–04. Displays the crude prevalence rates (percentage) of each studied noncommunicable disease and comorbidity among adults (aged 18 or higher), according to wealth quintile. Data are grouped by sex and low- or middle-income country status, and represent 41 low- and middle-income countries that participated in the 2002–04 World Health Survey.

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Education-related relative inequality in noncommunicable disease prevalence among adults aged 18 or higher living in 41 low- and middle-income countries, World Health Survey 2002–04. Displays the relative index of inequality and corresponding 95% confidence interval for each studied noncommunicable disease and comorbidity among adults (aged 18 or higher), according to education level. Data are grouped by sex and low- or middle-income country status, and represent 41 low- and middle-income countries that participated in the 2002–04 World Health Survey. Model 1 data are adjusted for country of residence and age; model 2 data are adjusted for country of residence, age, marital status, urban/rural area and wealth.

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Crude prevalence (%) of noncommunicable diseases among adults aged 18 or higher living in 41 low- and middle-income countries, by education, World Health Survey 2002–04. Displays the crude prevalence rates (percentage) of each studied noncommunicable disease and comorbidity among adults (aged 18 or higher), according to education level. Data are grouped by sex and low- or middle-income country status, and represent 41 low- and middle-income countries that participated in the 2002–04 World Health Survey.

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