Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors

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Overview

This volume is a single up-to-date source on the entire global epidemiology of diseases, injuries and risk factors with a comprehensivestatement of methods and a complete presentation of results. It includesrefined methods to assess data, ensure epidemiological consistency, andsummarize the disease burden. 'Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors' examines the comparative importance of diseases, injuries, and risk factors; it incorporates a range of new data sources to develop consistent estimates of incidence, prevalence, severity and duration, and mortality for 136 major diseases and injuries.

Drawing from more than 8,500 data sources that include epidemiological studies, disease registers, and notifications systems, 'Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors' incorporates informationfrom more than 10,000 datasets relating to population health and mortality, representing one of the largest syntheses of global information on population health to date.

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This volume was recently published through a collaborative effort of the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the World Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Population Reference Bureau with a grant from the Gates Foundation. It reports and synthesizes data from over 10,000 datasets on mortality and health, including disease registries, notification systems, and epidemiological studies. A detailed explanation of methods is included, as well as data sources to develop estimates for 136 major diseases and injuries. Much of the demographic information and data will serve as a valuable reference; however, the authors do not address the considerable limitations of the conclusions. In a world where the UN and the World Bank differ in their estimation of the population of Nigeria by 13 million and where the largest outbreaks of disease go undetected by the WHO, it is difficult to put faith in the morbidity and mortality rates on which the analysis is based. The book is available electronically through the Disease Control Priorities Project web site (www.dcp2.org/pubs/GBD). Geared toward policymakers, health program managers, donors, and researchers, it is appropriate for academic libraries.-Mary Grace Flaherty, Sidney Memorial P.L., NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821362624
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • Publication date: 4/2/2006
  • Series: Stand Alones Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface by Dean Jamison.

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