Princeton University Library Catalog

Global health risks : mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Geneva, Switzerland : World Health Organization, c2009.
Description:
vi, 62 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Summary note:
This publication is a comprehensive assessment of leading risks to global health. It provides detailed global and regional estimates of premature mortality, disability and loss of health attributable to 24 global risk factors.--Publisher's description.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
Introduction. Purpose of this report -- Understanding the nature of health risks -- The risk of transition -- Measuring impact of risk -- Risk factors in the update for 2004 -- Regional estimates for 2004 -- Results. Global patterns of health risk -- Childhood and maternal undernutrition -- Other diet-related risk factors and physical inactivity -- Sexual and reproductive health -- Addictive substances -- Environmental risks -- Occupational and other risks -- Joint effects of risk factors. Joint contribution of risk factors to specific diseases -- Potential health gains from reducing multiple risk factors -- Conclusions.
Other format(s):
Also available online.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Statistics.
ISBN:
  • 9789241563871
  • 9241563877
OCLC:
435421960
Related name:
RCP:
C - S