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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ESTIMATING CURRENT RISK FACTOR LEVELS AND CHOOSING
COUNTERFACTUALS Risk factor levels in the population are ... For all risk
factors , there was a need to extrapolate data to some age , sex and country
groups for which direct ...
Reducing Risks, Promoting Healthy Life World Health Organization. among those
who ... Each risk factor group provided data characterizing the uncertainty in the
estimates of exposure distribution and exposureresponse relationships . To the ...
Because of lack of adequate global data , only selected risk factors were
evaluated in this report ( see Table 4.7 ) . The disease burden from these
selected occupational risks amounts to 1.5 % of the global burden in terms of
For industrialized countries , with just over one - fifth of the world's population ,
tobacco is the leading risk factor , accounting for about 12 % of all disease and
injury burden . For both sexes , alcohol and blood pressure account for 9–10 % of
IDENTIFYING PRIORITY RISK FACTORS FOR PREVENTION The scientific basis
for the burden attributable to the main risk factors addressed in this report is
reasonably well understood ; for these risks , remaining data gaps should not ...