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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167 STATISTICAL ANNEX Explanatory Notes 169 170 Annex Table 1 Basic
indicators for all Member States 178 Annex Table 2 Deaths by cause , sex and
LIST OF MEMBER STATES BY WHO REGION AND MORTALITY STRATUM 233
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 236 INDEX 239 TABLES Table 4.1 Population impact
fractions by subregion for counterfactual scenario of population moving from ...
Because of increasing heterogeneity of patterns of adult and child mortality ,
WHO has developed a model life table ... logit life tables using a global standard ,
with additional age - specific parameters to correct for systematic biases in the ...
The latter have been analysed using a complete age , period cohort model of
cancer survival in each region.12 Annex Table 3 provides estimates of the
burden of disease using disability - adjusted life years ( DALYS ) as a measure of
Annex Table 4 reports average HALE at birth for Member States for 2000 and
2001 , and for 2001 the following additional information : HALE at age 60 ,
expected lost healthy years ( LHE ) at birth , per cent of total life expectancy lost ,
and 95 ...