The State of Health Atlas: Mapping the Challenges and Causes of Disease / Edition 1

The State of Health Atlas: Mapping the Challenges and Causes of Disease / Edition 1

by Diarmuid O'Donovan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520254104

ISBN-13: 9780520254107

Pub. Date: 02/04/2008

Publisher: University of California Press

Bringing together the latest data to chart recent and emerging trends, this atlas offers a major new profile of the state of health worldwide.
In clear, full-color graphic displays and concise, informative text, it maps the causes and incidences of the major diseases as well as the economic, social, and environmental factors that shape health around the globe.

Overview

Bringing together the latest data to chart recent and emerging trends, this atlas offers a major new profile of the state of health worldwide.
In clear, full-color graphic displays and concise, informative text, it maps the causes and incidences of the major diseases as well as the economic, social, and environmental factors that shape health around the globe.
In addition, it shows how health needs are identified, how health policy is developed and delivered, and how the quality of health services varies from country to country.

The State of Health Atlas covers a range of timely topics including:

* Life expectancy

* Malnutrition and obesity

* Water and sanitation

* Cancer, heart disease, and diabetes

* Tobacco and alcohol use

* Migration and refugees

* Climate change

*
Infectious diseases from malaria to HIV/AIDS

* Mental health

* SARS

* Avian flu and pandemic planning

* Urbanization

* Antibiotic resistance

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520254107
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/04/2008
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword   Judith Mackay     8
Introduction     9
Acknowledgements     13
A Picture of Health     14
Life Expectancy     16
Maternal Health     18
Child Health     20
Determinants of Health     22
Poverty and Inequality     24
Education     26
Food and Nutrition     28
Water and Sanitation     30
Housing Conditions     32
Working Conditions     34
Healthcare     36
Tobacco     38
Alcohol and Drugs     40
Health Problems     42
Cancer     44
Heart Disease and Stroke     46
Diabetes     48
Mental Health     50
Violence and Abuse     52
Injury     54
Respiratory Diseases     56
Diarrhoeal Disease     58
Vaccine-Preventable Diseases     60
Sexually Transmitted Infections     62
HIV/AIDS     64
Tuberculosis     66
Malaria     68
Public Health Challenges     70
Urbanization     72
Climate Change     74
War     76
Pandemics     78
Antimicrobial Resistance     80
Disability     82
Ageing     84
Unhealthy Diets     86
Human Resources     88
Health Research     90
Measuring Health     92
Dates, Definitions and Data     94
Significant Events in Public Health: 400BCE - 1899     96
Significant Events in Public Health: 1900 - 2007     98
Glossary     100
Health Problems     102
Determinants and Challenges     110
Sources     118
Index     126

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