Non-communicable Disease Project
The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in Nepal is expected to have surged in the past few decades due to longer life expectancy from improved care of communicable diseases. True epidemiology of NCD is unknown due to lack of well-designed prospective cohort studies. Thus, a large number of rural community residents may be living with undiagnosed and untreated NCDs. The NCD Nepal project is a community-level intervention that encompasses two arms: a comprehensive, multidimensional and longitudinal clinical care; and a community-based prospective epidemiological study.
Our primary hypotheses are as follows.
Brief protocol and procedures
The most recent census of the area (2018) showed a total of 7052 residents who are 40-75 year old (3349 men and 3703 women), which will be our target population.