Tonga, morbidity, non-communicable disease, NCD, health promotion
Non-communicable diseases, or NCDs, are a primary health issue among people in the South Pacific country of Tonga. This issue is driven by various factors, the most notable being poor consumption behaviors, sedentary living, and genetics specific to this demographic. As a result of NCDs in Tonga, the population is experiencing high morbidity and mortality rates and a decreased stability of the healthcare system, government, and economy. Therefore, implementing interventions that are multifaceted and able to address all aspects, social, legislative, physiological, environmental, and so on, of the issue is key to finding success in overcoming this health issue.
"Prevalence of Non-Communicable Disease among Adults in Tonga,"
Ballard Brief: Vol. 2022:
3, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ballardbrief/vol2022/iss3/12