Common risk factors of Non-communicable diseases(NCDs) and periodontal disease in Indian adults

Document Type

News Article


The concept of Common Risk Factor Approach (CRFA) is based on the scientific concept that if disease A is caused by C and disease B is caused by C, then reduction of C should facilitate the reduction of both A and B, that is, controlling a small number of risk factors can have tremendous impact on controlling a large number of chronic conditions.Impetus for Common Risk Factor Approach (CRFA) for tackling the common risk factors associated with the NCDs has been cresting for a while in the world of healthcare. Several programs have been initiated in which CRFA has been implemented to achieve better general health.A few advocacy initiatives focusing on CRFA in relation to oral health and general health have attempted to forge the relation between NCDs and oral health through the commonality of risk factors and thus initiate an active reduction of the conditions through the CRFA.

Public health approach for prevention of periodontal disease as a component of an integrated approach with systemic health, particularly with non-communicable disease prevention activities, focusing on common risk factors, can pave the way towards better overall health with a concomitant reduction in health care costs. Thus the model of a common risk factor approach (CRFA) has been conceptualized for the public health approach to prevent periodontal disease.

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8533044/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8352052/
  3. https://www.mdpi.com/2409-9279/5/2/22

Publication Date

Spring 10-1-2022