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Reducing risks, promoting healthy life.

Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization, ©2002.
Series: World health report, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The report describes the amount of disease, disability and death in the world today that can be attributed to a selected number of the most important risks to human health and also calculates how much of this present burden could be avoided in the next couple of decades if the same risk factors were reduced. It shows how some of those possible reductions can be achieved in a range of cost-effective ways--P. xiii.
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Annual reports (form)
Country surveys (form)
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
ISBN: 9789241562072 9241562072
OCLC Number: 52970851
Language Note: Full report also in French. Director General's message and overview also in Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish.
Description: xx, 248 pages : illustrations, portrait.
Contents: Message from the Director-General --
Overview --
ch. 1. Protecting the people --
ch. 2. Defining and assessing risks to health --
ch. 3. Perceiving risks --
ch. 4. Quantifying selected major risks to health --
ch. 5. Some strategies to reduce risk --
ch. 6. Strengthening risk prevention policies --
ch. 7. Preventing risks and taking action --
Statistical annex --
List of member states by WHO region and mortality stratum.
Series Title: World health report, 2002.

Abstract:

The report describes the amount of disease, disability and death in the world today that can be attributed to a selected number of the most important risks to human health and also calculates how much of this present burden could be avoided in the next couple of decades if the same risk factors were reduced. It shows how some of those possible reductions can be achieved in a range of cost-effective ways--P. xiii.

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