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
Burden of ...
Of the 14 world subregions ( derived by dividing the six WHO regions into
mortality strata – see the List of Member States by WHO Region and mortality
stratum ) three ( EUR - A , AMR - A and WPR - A ) had negligible levels of
absolute poverty ...
These cross - sectional analyses were consistent with differing stages of
progression of tobacco , obesity and other key noncommunicable disease
determinants in poorer regions of the world as they undergo economic
regions differ substantially in their disease patterns . ... At present , about one -
tenth of disease burden is caused by injury in all three regions . The risk ... Their
ranking globally , and their distribution by broad region , is shown in Figure 4.9 .
Results As with iron , vitamin A fortification is more cost - effective than
supplementation in all regions , because of its lower costs . Supplementation will
, however , have a substantially large benefit in terms of population health -