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Title The global burden of disease : a comprehensive assessment of mortality and disability from diseases, injuries, and risk factors in 1990 and projected to 2020 ; summary / edited by Christopher J. L. Murray and Alan D. Lopez
Published [Cambridge, Mass.] : Published by the Harvard School of Public Health on behalf of the World Health Organization and the World Bank : Distributed by Harvard University Press, [1996]


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Description 43 pages : illustrations, color map ; 23 cm
Series Global burden of disease and injury series
Global burden of disease and injury series.
Contents The GBD's approach to measuring health status -- How the world dies today -- Disability: the invisible burden -- The global burden of disease in 1990 -- Risk factors for death and disability -- Looking ahead: the health of the world in 2020
Summary This booklet is a summary of "The Global Burden of Disease: A Comprehensive Assessment of Mortality and Disability from Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors in 1990 and Projected to 2020." It presents estimates of the mortality and disability proportion that can be attributed to certain risk factors for diseases, including tobacco, poor water and sanitation, and unsafe sex. Overall results of the assessment of global health needs show that the epidemiological transition is already well advanced, suggesting that public health policy, with its traditional emphasis on infectious disease, has not kept pace with events. Since the study is a 10-volume series, this booklet will present the key findings of volume I. The first section summarizes the concepts and methods involved in developing a single measure of health status. Sections 2-5 present the results of the 1990 assessments and section 6 summarizes the 2020 projections. The final section provides details and samples of the content of volumes I and II
Notes "Summary"--T.p
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Health status indicators.
Medical statistics.
People with disabilities -- Statistics.
Social indicators.
World health -- Statistics.
Mortality -- trends.
Developing Countries.
Disabled Persons.
Health Status Indicators.
Genre/Form Statistics.
Author Lopez, Alan D.
Murray, Christopher J. L.
Harvard School of Public Health.
World Bank.
World Health Organization.
ISBN 0965546608
Other Titles Global burden of disease : summary