Non Communicable Disease

WP NCD data 2020 (Excluding CMC area and NIHS area)

Healthy lifestyle centers (HLC)

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death in Sri Lanka, causing more death than all other causes combined. However, despite their rapid growth much of the human and social impact caused each year by NCD-related diseases and deaths and they could be averted through well planned, cost effective and feasible interventions. Early detection of main risk factors and health guidance are among the strategies identified within the National NCD Policy Framework to reduce disease burden of the country. Hence establishing Healthy Lifestyle Centers in healthcare institutions throughout the country has been an achievement. The main service objective of the HLCs is to reduce the risk of NCDs of people more than 35-year-old by detecting risk factors early and improving access to specialized care for those with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The screened clients are managed at HLCs, or referred based on the results of the clinical assessments and investigations.

Table 1: Number of Institutional HLCs in Western Province, 2020

District Number Of HLCs
Colombo 34
Gampaha 87
Kalutara 24
Western Province 145

*Source: Provincial Department of Health Services, Western Province

 

 

Table 2: Risk factors, clinical and biochemical assessments related to non-communicable diseases, 2020

Indicator Colombo Gampaha Kalutara Western Province
% of current smokers out of the male eligible screened 20%
(292/1,459)
19%
(962/50,49)
19% (775/4084) 19% (2029/10,592)
% of current alcohol users out of the male eligible screened 34.3%
(501/1,459)
30.3%
(1531/5,049)
37%
(1,510/4,084)
33.4%
(3,542/10,592)
% with BMI ≥30 Kg/m2 out of the eligible participants whose BMI is measured 15.2%
(885/5,834)
13.8%
(2895/20,909)
12.3%
(1,920/15,660)
13.4%
(5,700/42,403)
% with Blood pressure ≥ 140 or ≥ 90mmHg out of the eligible participants whose BP is measured 17.2%
(847/4,921)
16.6%
(3439/20,694)
14.8%
(2,176/14,702)
18.1%
(7,309/40,317)
% of High blood sugar (either FPG >126 and/or RBS >200mg/dl) out of the eligible participants whose blood sugar is measured (Diabetes diagnosed) 14.7%
(560/3,811)
13.1%
(1560/11,952)
10.5%
(1,598/15,268)
12%
(3,718/31,031)
% of participants with CVD risk ≥ 20% out of the eligible participants whose CVD risk is measured 1.1%
(44/3,908)
1.6%
(302/19,273)
T2.0%
(285/14,066)
1.7%
(631/37,247)

*Source: Provincial Department of Health Services, Western Province