Prevalence of risk factors for Non-Communicable Diseases among University Students in and around Kampala
It is evident that Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are rapidly becoming a major cause of preventable and premature death and illness in Uganda. According to the study, the four NCD-related diseases share common risk factors that include tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, and harmful use of alcohol, as well as high blood pressure and cholesterol.
Today Shisha is the most commonly used tobacco product among youths other than cigarettes and it is more prevalent among females than males. This therefore calls for universities and other tertiary institutions to set up effective mechanisms to help students wishing to stop smoking to do so, and also to expand smoke-free environments. READ FULL STUDY REPORT