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Global Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance

Author: David V McQueen; Pekka Puska
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2003.
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Behavioral risk factor surveillance involves systematically collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data on behaviors people engage in that put their health at risk. The opportunity exists to prevent the leading health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes by monitoring key lifestyle or behavioral risk factors including alcohol and tobacco use,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David V McQueen; Pekka Puska
ISBN: 9781461500711 1461500710
OCLC Number: 852791838
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 255 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction. D.V. McQueen, P. Puska. 2. Why is global surveillance necessary? Towards global surveillance of non-communicable disease risk factors: developments and challenges; P. Puska. 3. The who stepwise approach to surveillance (steps) of non-communicable disease risk factors; R. Bonita, et al. 4. Partnerships, strategies, and alliances for global surveillance; V. Lin. 5. Analysis and interpretation of data from the U.S. behavioural risk factor surveillance system (BRFSS); D. Holtzman. 6. Surveillance systems and data analysis: continuously collected behavioural data. British and American samples; S. Campostrini. 7. Finbalt health monitor, monitoring health behaviour in Finland and the Baltic countries; R. Prattala, et al. 8. Towards a European health monitoring system. Results of a pilot study on physical activity; A. Rutten, et al. 9. Comparison of surveillance data on metropolitan and rural health. Diabetes in southern Australia as an example; D.H. Wilson. 10. Did they use it? Beyond the collection of surveillance information; J.M. Ottoson, D.H. Wilson. 11. Harmonising local health survey data. The EURALIM experience; A. Morabia, et al. 12. Analysis, interpretation, and use of complex social and behavioural surveillance data. Looking back in order to go forward; D.V. McQueen, L. Gauger Elsner. 13. Mega country health promotion network surveillance initiative. Strengthening the capacity of the world's most populous countries to monitor non-communicable disease behavioural risk factors; K.A. Douglas, et al. 14. Epidemiological surveillance system in Latin America andthe Caribbean. Perspectives, challenges, and solutions; L.de Salazar. 15. Creating a synthetic behavioural risk factor index to assess trends in surveillance data. An index of risk for cardio-vascular disease as an example; S. Campostrini, D.V. McQueen. 16. Perspectives on building infrastructure, comparing data, and using surveillance data in developing countries; D.V. McQueen, et al. 17. Non-communicable disease surveillance in Latin America and the Caribbean. Advances supported by the Pan American health organization; S.J. Corber, et al. 18. Perspectives on global risk factor surveillance. Lessons learned and challenges ahead; D.V. McQueen.
Responsibility: edited by David V. McQueen, Pekka Puska.

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