The World Health Report 2002: Reducing Risks, Promoting Healthy Life
World Health Organization, 2002 - 248 pages
The World Health Report 2002 measures the amount of disease, disability, and health in the world today that can be attributed to some of the most important risks to human health. Even more importantly, it also calculates how much of this present burden could be avoided in the next 10 years.
The World Health Report 2002 represents one of the largest research projects ever undertaken by WHO, in collaboration with experts worldwide. Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General of WHO, describes this report as a wake up call to the global community.
The report quantifies some of the most important risks to human health and examines a range of methods to reduce them. The ultimate goal is to help governments of all countries to lower major risks to health, and thereby raise the healthy life expectancy of their populations.
The risk factors range from underweight, unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene to high blood pressure, raised cholesterol, and obesity.
The report's findings give an intriguing - and alarming - insight into not just the current causes of disease and death and the factors underlying them, but also into human patterns of living and how some may be changing around the world while others remain dangerously unchanged.
Dr Brundtland says: This report helps every country in the world to see what measures it can take to reduce risks and promote healthy life for its own population.
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The tables in this technical annex present updated information on the burden of
disease , summary measures of population health and national health accounts
for WHO Member States and Regions . Population health measures for 2000 ...
191 Member States have been divided into five mortality strata on the basis of
their level of child and adult male mortality . ... These subregions are defined in
the List of Member States by WHO Region and mortality stratum and used in
Only a minority of Member States have released health accounts data for all
years from 1995-2000 contained in Annex Table 5 . The International Monetary
Fund at the level of 101 nations has pioneered in releasing a " functional ”
POPULATION ESTIMATES Member State Total Annual Dependency Percentage
population growth ratio of population ( 000 ) rate ( % ) ( per 100 ) aged 60+ years
2001 1991-2001 1991 2001 1991 2001 164 Sweden 8832 0.2 56 55 22.6 22.7 ...
LIST OF MEMBER STATES BY WHO REGION AND MORTALITY STRATUM To
aid in cause of death analyses , burden of disease analyses , and comparative
risk assessment , the 191 Member States of WHO have been divided into five ...