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Table 2 Prevalence of non-communicable diseases risk factors in South Asian Countries

From: Cardio-metabolic disease risk factors among South Asian labour migrants to the Middle East: a scoping review and policy analysis

Country (years, references) Sample Percentage with three or more risk factorsa Mean number of servings consumed on average per day
Fruit Vegetable
Bangladesh (2010) [43] 9275 adults aged 25 years and above 28.3 1.7 2.3
Pakistan (2014–15) [44] 7710 adults aged 18–69 years 40.0 0.6 1.2
Bhutan (2014) [45] 2822 adults aged 18–69 years 13.5 0.7 3.8
Maldives (2011) [46] 1780 adults aged 15–64 years 39.5 1.0 1.0
Nepal (2013) [47] 4143 adults aged 15–69 years 15.1 0.5 1.4
Sri Lanka (2015) [48] 5188 adults aged 18–69 years 18.3 1.3 3.0
  1. aSmoking, lack of physical activity, obesity, fruits and vegetables, blood pressure