Global Health Risks : Mortality and Burden of Disease Attributable to Selected Major Risks.

Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 1.1Purpose of this report; 1.2Understanding the nature of health risks; 1.3The risk transition; Figure 1: The causal chain. Major causes of ischaemic heart disease are shown. Arrows indicate some (but not all) of the pathways by which these causes interact.; ; Figure 2...

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Main Author: Organization, World Health
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Geneva : World Health Organization, 2009.
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Summary:Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 1.1Purpose of this report; 1.2Understanding the nature of health risks; 1.3The risk transition; Figure 1: The causal chain. Major causes of ischaemic heart disease are shown. Arrows indicate some (but not all) of the pathways by which these causes interact.; ; Figure 2: The risk transition. Over time, major risks to health shift from traditional risks (e.g. inadequate nutrition or unsafe water and sanitation) to modern risks (e.g. overweight and obesity). Modern risks may take different trajectories in differen; 1.4Measuring impact of risk.
This report uses a comprehensive framework for studying health risks that was developed for the World Health Report 2002, which presented estimates for the year 2000. The report provides an update for the year 2004 for 24 global risk factors. It uses updated information from WHO programs and scientific studies for both exposure data and the causal associations of risk exposure to disease and injury outcomes. The burden of disease attributable to risk factors is measured in terms of lost years of healthy life using the metric of the disability-adjusted life year (DALY). The DALY combines years.
Physical Description:1 online resource (70 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 55-62).
ISBN:9789240684201
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9789241563871
Language:English.