Patterns of behavioral risk factors for non-communicable diseases in Vietnam: A narrative scoping review

Nguyen Thuy Duyen, Hoang Van Minh, Nguyen Van Huy, Kim Bao Giang, Tran Thu Ngan, Nguyen Xuan Long, Dang Kim Khanh Ly, Vu Thu Trang, Vu Dung

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Abstract

This review describes both magnitude and patterns of major behavioral risk factors for NCDs. Positive changes in tobacco use were identified, though this is far to meet the established expectation. Harmful alcohol consumption was reported, especially for males. Only small proportion of the population consumed an adequate amount of fruits and vegetables daily. Average salt intake was approximately doubled, in comparison to WHO’s recommendations. Physical activity has shifted gradually negatively, but future trends are unpredictable. An organized surveillance system should be developed initially with adequate tools and public resources to maintain and ensure sustainability over time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalHealth Psychology Open
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2020

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