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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... and reproductive health risks ( % DALYs in each subregion ) Figure 4 . 6
Burden of disease attributable to tobacco , alcohol and illicit drugs ( % DALYs in
each subregion ) Figure 4 . 7 Burden of disease attributable to selected Contents
They become even more lethal when combined with the deadly forces of tobacco
and excessive alcohol consumption , which also cause a range of cancers as
well as heart disease , stroke and other serious illnesses . The report traces the ...
consumption among the more impoverished . But in two subregions , AFR - E (
South Africa data only ) and AMR - B ( Panama data only ) , impoverished people
had approximately half the alcohol consumption of non - impoverished people .
The addictive substances assessed quantitatively in this report included tobacco ,
alcohol and illicit drugs ( see Table 4 . 5 ) . Some summary results are shown in
Figure 4 . 6 . SMOKING AND ORAL TOBACCO USE Tobacco is cultivated in ...
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disease attributable to tobacco , alcohol and illicit drugs vascular disease .
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