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
mortality stratum in WHO Regions , estimates for 2001 186 Annex Table 3
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191 Member States have been divided into five mortality strata on the basis of
their level of child and adult male mortality . The matrix defined by the six WHO
Regions and the five mortality strata leads to 14 subregions , since not every ...
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Organization . 2 Hill K , Rohini PO , Mahy M , Jones G ( 1999 ) . Trends in child
mortality in the developing world : 1960 to 1996 . New York , UNICEF . 3 United ...
Annex Table 13 Attributable years of life lost ( YLL ) by risk factor , sex and
mortality stratum in WHO Regions , 2000b WORLD AFRICA Mortality stratum
High child , High child , high adult very high adult Males Females Males Females
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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 ...