The effect of change in lifestyle and improvement of technology on the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in Uganda
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Despite the role played by the government to regulate None Communicable Diseases, it has rapidly prevailed over the last ten years and this has been due to increasingly growing changes in lifestyle and technology. The increased prevalence of NCDs has caused impacts mostly the social and economic constraints since it kills a lot of people who would be beneficial socially, politically and economically to the development of the developing countries like Uganda. Which is titled the effect of change in life style and improvement in technology on the prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases in Uganda This research study was carried out on the ministry of health, were by the ministerial annual health reports on NCDs. It is with the main objectives which is to analyze the effect of change in life style and technology towards the prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases in Uganda and specific objectives as to find out the trend of increase in NCDs for the last ten years, to establish the trend of improvement of technology and changes in life style in Uganda for the last ten years and to establish the relationships between NCDs and changes in life style and improvement in technology. The research also concentrated from other NCD related publications for example from the WHO, health related NGOs for example the Uganda Cancer Institute, the Uganda NCDs Alliance (UNCDA), FAO expert consultations among other sources. The study aimed at investigating the impact of changes in lifestyle and technology towards the prevalence of NCDs. The research data was collected by means of literature review, where by published texts like from the ministry of Health, WHO, Uganda cancer institute, the European journals( e-journals) most of this literature was got from the Ministry of Health, the Makerere university institute of statistics and planning library and the internet/ the World Wide Web (www). And the data was entered using Micro soft excel and analyzed using SPSS statistics software for which Bivariate analysis was made on the data using the Pearson correlation coefficient and the level of significance based on the 99% level of confidence. This helped to determine the relationship between NCDs and the different lifestyle and technology changes variables. From the research findings, it is revealed that most of the changes in life style and technology have been a leading cause of most NCDs in developing countries like Uganda. Therefore, the unavoidable technology and life changes in the current error h as caused a wide prevalence in NCDs. Life style changes and technology improvement are unavoidable in developing countries because most of the social and economic activities depend largely on these changes and hence being the leading cause of the of NCDs in Uganda. high prevalence So out of this therefore, I would recommend limited use of avoidable risk factors of NCDs like; tobacco use, poor feeding habits, physical inactivity, alcohol and drug abuse among others.