Trends in obesity and diabetes across Africa from 1980 to 2014: an analysis of pooled population-based studies.
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International journal of epidemiology, ISSN: 1464-3685, Vol: 46, Issue: 5, Page: 1421-1432
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The 2016 Dar Es Salaam Call to Action on Diabetes and Other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) advocates national multi-sectoral NCD strategies and action plans based on available data and information from countries of sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. We estimated trends from 1980 to 2014 in age-standardized mean body mass index (BMI) and diabetes prevalence in these countries, in order to assess the co-progression and assist policy formulation.