Socioeconomic status and non-communicable disease behavioural risk factors in low-income and lower-middle-income countries:
A systematic review
The Lancet "Non-communicable diseases are the leading global cause of death and disproportionately afflict those living in low-income and lower-middle-income countries (LLMICs). The association between socioeconomic status and non-communicable disease behavioural risk factors is well established in high-income countries, but it is not clear how behavioural risk factors are distributed within LLMICs.
We aimed to systematically review evidence on the association between socioeconomic status and harmful use of alcohol, tobacco use, unhealthy diets, and physical inactivity within LLMICs." (Photo: United Nations Photo, Ebola Prevention and Treatment in Conakry, Guinea / flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)