Swiss Study: The combined effect on survival of four main behavioural risk factors for non-communicable diseases

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Participants were part of two Swiss population studies conducted between 1977 and 1993 to quantify and illustrate the combined effects of WHO's four behavioural risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on mortality.
Smoking status, alcohol consumption, physical activity and diet were assessed at baseline. The combined impact of four behavioural NCD risk factors on survival probability was comparable in size to a 10-year age difference and bigger than the gender effect.

Study : The combined effect on survival of four main behavioural risk factors for non-communicable diseasesPrev Med. 2014 Aug;65:148-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.05.023Epub 2014 Jun 2

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