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Population census shows alarmed figures

Friday, November 23, 2018 – 3:58 am

However, the prevalence of tobacco use among young people (aged between 13 and 15) decreased from 18.3 in 2002 to 7.8% in 2017

Immature communicable diseases threaten progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), including the reduction of premature deaths due to the NDR by 33% by 2030.

In the National Preventive Health Census, about 600,000 people are registered, with impressive results: 36% of people suffer from arterial hypertension, 14% are diabetes mellitus; 38% of dyslipidemias and 40% of obesity and overweight.

These diseases generate heavy payments for the Panamanian state and for families, increasing the unnecessary costs and economic losses associated with productivity downsizing.

In order to promote the prevention of tobacco consumption in our populations and to raise awareness through continuing training aimed at our professionals, the International Multidisciplinary Congress on Tobacco and Non-Communicable Diseases aims to train one thousand (1000) technical and three hundred ( 300) administrative, to improve the knowledge and skills of healthcare personnel for comprehensive tobacco management, its prevention and control.

During this scientific convention, parallel action will be taken to stimulate the interest in denying tobacco users.

And to raise awareness of the damage caused by the use of cigarettes in the human being through activities such as: Photography Competition, Painting Competition, Clinical Case Competition, Research Competition, Trubadur Competition, Contest Regional Place this all under the slogan congress "Tobacco breaks hearts, chooses health".

The Ministry of Health is working to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases when controlling risk factors such as salt, sugar and unhealthy food is a national priority.

In line with this struggle, the regulation of sugar beverages and unhealthy foods is applied in school pavilions.

In addition, we need to apply a front mark on food and tax regulation to make progress on our National Plan against Social Disease. About 4.1 million deaths per year are due to excessive salt / sodium intake

More than half of the 3.3 million annual deaths due to alcohol consumption are due to NDI, including cancer. Approximately 1.6 million deaths per year can be attributed to insufficient physical activity.

While at present in Panama, the incidence of tobacco use among young people (13 to 15 years of age) declined from 18.3 in 2002 to 7.8% in 2017. For the year 2017, the incidence of smoking was estimated at 3, 9%, with no statistically significant differences between boys and girls.

Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke also showed a significant decline both at home and in public places.

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