Journal of Hypertension: Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1095

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Khushhal Farooqi


  • Research Article
    Prevalence of NCDs Risk Factors in Kandahar City, Afghanistan
    Author(s): Khushhal Farooqi and Najeeb ullah FazliKhushhal Farooqi and Najeeb ullah Fazli

    Background: The emerging pandemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) creates a new frontier for health professionals globally. Most of the forecasted increase in NCDs prevalence and death rates can be accounted for by emerging NCDs epidemics in developing countries. Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the distribution of NCDs risk factors among adults Patients visiting the different health clinics in private and governmental levels of Kandahar City. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 300 patients visiting different governmental hospitals from November 2015 to February 2016. The questionnaire for the survey was developed with minor adaptation of WHO STEP wise Surveillance (STEPS) questionnaire. Risk factors were presented in descriptive manner. Descriptive statistics were presented using S.. Read More»

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