Non-communicable diseases


Non-communicable diseases

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 131%

1 or 2 questions may be asked from this Chapter.

Question Pattern

Not much of facts, but more of concepts and common sense.

Focus is on the numerically important NCDs

  • HTN
  • CAHD
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Blindness

Questions can be on Risk factors, and levels of prevention

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Phenomenon of BP Tracking
  • Relative contribution of different risk factors in CAHD
  • Dietary modification for CAHD
  • Indicators of Body Fat
  • Recommended Cholesterol Profile
  • Blindness – WHO defintion
  • MC cause of blindness in India
  • Diet modification and exercise – level of prevention
  • Height Independent Indicator of Obesity
  • Virus associated with Malignancies
  • Obesity – consequential diseases
  • MC Cancer in Indian Women
  • Project Monica
  • Revised Jones Criteria
  • Best level of prevention of breast cancer

Suggested Revision

Revising the following topics will be of help:

  • BMI Ranges
  • DM interventions
  • Risk Factors for CA Breast
  • Breast CA Screening Methods
  • Impact of Lifestyle modification in HTN
  • Primary & Secondary prevention of CA
  • Voluntary Global NCD Targets
  • Penicillin in ARF – Levels of prevention, prophylaxis schedule
  • Hypertension – definition
  • Xerophthalmia – WHO Classification
  • Xerophthalmia – Levels of Prevention
  • Diagnostic criteria for DM
  • Risk Factors for CAHD
  • Protective factor for DM
  • DALY for HTN

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