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Editorial: culture, ethnicity and chronic conditions: reframing concepts and methods for research, interventions and policy in low- and middle-income countries

de-Graft Aikins, Ama, Pitchforth, E., Allotey, Pascale, Ogedegbe, Gbenga and Agyemang, Charles (2012) Editorial: culture, ethnicity and chronic conditions: reframing concepts and methods for research, interventions and policy in low- and middle-income countries. Ethnicity and Health, 17 (6). pp. 551-561. ISSN 1355-7858

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Identification Number: 10.1080/13557858.2012.782209

Abstract

Chronic physical and mental conditions constitute a significant proportion of the global burden of disease. Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean are disproportionately affected. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) (2008), four major chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) cardiovascular diseases (CVD), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes cause an estimated 60% of all global deaths, with an estimated 80% of these deaths occurring in LMICs. Similarly, an estimated 14% of the global disease burden is attributable to common mental disorders like depression and anxiety disorders; almost 75% of these disorders occur in LMICs (WHO 2010). In high-income countries of Europe and North America, the pattern of high chronic disease risk, disability and death persists among migrant populations from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, despite higher standards of living and improved health infrastructure (Agyemang et al. 2009; Davies et al. 2011; Dressler et al. 2005)

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/aboutThisJournal...
Additional Information: © 2012 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: LSE Health
Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D880 Developing Countries
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Departments > Psychological and Behavioural Science
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2013 14:08
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 18:56
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/49549

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