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How NCD-RisC functions

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) is a network of health scientists around the world that provides rigorous and timely data on risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) for 200 countries and territories. The group works closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO), through the WHO Collaborating Centre on NCD Surveillance and Epidemiology at Imperial College London. NCD-RisC pools high-quality population-based data using advanced statistical methods, designed specifically for analysing NCD risk factors. The Collaboration currently has data from over 2,545 population-based surveys from 193 countries since 1957, with nearly 129 million participants whose risk factor levels have been measured.

NCD-RisC is coordinated by the WHO Collaborating Centre on NCD Surveillance and Epidemiology at Imperial College London, and by its Director, Professor Majid Ezzati. NCD-RisC members are researchers and practitioners from a variety of fields and disciplines who re-analyse specific population-based data that are eventually included in the Collaboration’s pooling analyses. They come from all regions of the world, and are indicated on the map below by country of their primary institution. To join NCD-RisC, please send an e-mail to ncdrisc@imperial.ac.uk with a brief description of the population-based data that you propose to re-analyse.

200

Countries

2,500+

Population-based surveys

~129Mil

Participants

List of collaborators by country

We use a cylindrical stereographic projection for the world map, as a compromise to both the equal-area and conformal projections.