Special Issue "Non-Communicable Diseases and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors in Low- and Middle-Income Countries"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Although 85% of premature deaths caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) occur in low-middle income countries, most of the current knowledge about lifestyle behaviors and prevention of NCDs is still generated in studies conducted in high-income countries. Improving understanding of the role of healthy lifestyle behaviors (physical activity, sedentary behavior, sleep and diet) in the prevention and treatment of NCDs in LMIC is urged, albeit challenging. In LMIC, infectious diseases and injuries still account for much of the health burden, and lifestyle behavior research may not be a priority. Additionally, some LMICs are constantly threatened by humanitarian crises, economic and sociopolitical instability, with a substantial proportion of the population facing underemployment and informal housing, important macro determinants of behaviors.
Authors are invited to submit systematic reviews/meta-analyses and original studies including novel and innovative research that focus on surveillance, determinants, health consequences and interventions addressing healthy lifestyle behaviors (including physical activity, sedentary behavior, sleep and diet) to reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases and improve wellbeing in low- and middle-income countries.
Dr. Tracy Kolbe-Alexander
Dr. Gregore Iven Mielke
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- non-communicable disease
- low-middle-income countries
- physical activity
- sedentary behaviour