Persistence of Risk for

Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD) are the major reason for death, morbidity, loss of independency and public health cost. NCD prevalence could be significantly reduced by adopting a healthy lifestyle. This cross-sectional cohort study (online survey) in 221 women aimed to assess NCD awareness, knowledge about NCD prevention and willingness to adopt a healthier lifestyle in women. Overall, NCD awareness level was quite high with, however, information mainly originating from lay media, probably being one reason for false estimations of age groups mainly affected by NCD, impact of NCD on quality of life, NCD mortalities, and the extent of NCD prevention by lifestyle interventions, respectively.

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