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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  • Abbreviations; Summary; 1 Introduction; Figure 1: The causal chain. Major causes of ischaemic heart disease are shown. Arrows indicate some (but not all) of the path; ; Figure 2: The risk transition. Over time, major risks to health shift from traditional risks (e.g. inadequate nutrition or unsa; Figure 3: An observed population distribution of average systolic blood pressure (SBP, right-hand distribution) and the ideal p; Figure 4: Counterfactual attribution. Lung cancer deaths in 2004 (outer circle) showing the proportion attributed to smoking an.
  • Figure 5: Low- and middle-income countries grouped by WHO region, 2004. Refer to Table A5 (Annex A) for list of countries and d2 Results; Figure 6: Deaths attributed to 19 leading risk factors, by country income level, 2004.; Figure 7: Percentage of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) attributed to 19 leading risk factors, by country income level, ; Table 1: Ranking of selected risk factors: 10 leading risk factor causes of death by income group.