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Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors

ISBN-10: 0821362623
ISBN-13: 9780821362624
Edition: 2006
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/2/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 552
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.894
Language: English

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.

Foreword
Preface
Editors
Advisory Committee to the Editors
Contributors
Disease Control Priorities Project Partners
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Measuring the Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors, 1990-2001
History of Burden of Disease Studies
Applications of Burden of Disease Analysis
Improving the Comparative Quantification of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors: The 2001 GBD Study
Major Findings of the 2001 GBD Study
Conclusions
References
Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors
Demographic and Epidemiological Characteristics of Major Regions, 1990-2001
Regional Demographic Characteristics
Changes in Mortality, 1990-2001
Trends in Causes of Child Death, 1990-2001
Discussion
Conclusions
Key Demographic Indicators, by Country/Territory, 1990 and 2001
Acknowledgments
Notes
References
The Burden of Disease and Mortality by Condition: Data, Methods, and Results for 2001
Quantifying the Global Burden of Disease
Estimating Deaths by Cause: Methods and Data
Global and Regional Mortality in 2001
Estimating Incidence, Prevalence, and YLD: Methods and Data
Burden of Disability and Poor Health in 2001
Global Burden of Disease in 2001
Discussion and Conclusions
Definitions, Mortality Data Sources, and Disability Weights
Deaths by Cause, Sex, Age, and Region, 2001
DALYs (3,0) by Cause, Sex, Age, and Region, 2001
Acknowledgments
References
Comparative Quantification of Mortality and Burden of Disease Attributable to Selected Risk Factors
Burden of Disease Attributable to Risk Factors
Risk Factor Selection
Burden of Disease Attributable to Individual Risk Factors
Joint Effects of Multiple Risk Factors
Burden of Disease Attributable to Multiple Risk Factors
Directions for Future Research
Discussion
Population Attributable Fractions, Attributable Deaths, Years of Life Lost Because of Premature Mortality (YLL), and Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) by Risk Factor, Disease Outcome, Age, Sex, and Region
References
Sensitivity Analyses
Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analyses for Burden of Disease and Risk Factor Estimates
Discounting and Age Weighting in the DALY Measure
Sensitivity of Burden of Disease and Injury Results to Variations in Key Parameter Values
Sensitivity of Risk Factor Estimates to Variations in Key Parameter Values
Uncertainty Analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Estimates
Uncertainty Estimates for All-Cause Mortality and Life Expectancies
Uncertainty Estimates for Regional Mortality by Cause
Uncertainty in Disability Weights
Uncertainty Arising from Epidemiological Estimates
Uncertainty in the Disease Burden Attributable to Risk Factors
Discussion
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
References
Incorporating Deaths Near the Time of Birth into Estimates of the Global Burden of Disease
Stillbirths and Neonatal Mortality in the Context of the Global Burden of Disease
The Burden of Disease Resulting from Events Near the Time of Birth
Conclusions
Flexible Functional Forms for the Acquisition of Life Potential
Supplementary Tables
Causes of Neonatal Mortality: Comparison of Numbers from the Global Burden of Disease with those from the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group
Acknowledgments
References
List of Boxes
Disability-Adjusted Life Years
List of Figures
Overview of Burden of Disease Framework
Changes in Population Age Distribution, 1990-2001
Population Sex Ratios at Different Ages, 2001
UN's versus Authors' Life Table Parameters, 1990
Change in Risk of Death for Children Under Five by Cause (probability of mortality per 1,000 live births), 1990-2001
Relationship between Health Expectancies and Health Gaps in a Stationary Population
Variation across Selected Countries in Coding for Ill-Defined CVD Causes, 1979-98
Mortality Rates for Socioeconomic Strata, by Cause Group, from China's Two Mortality Data Systems
CodMod Estimation of Major Cause Group Proportional Mortality for Islamic Republic of Iran, 2001
Proportional Distribution of Total Deaths by Broad Cause Group, 2001
Death Rates by Broad Cause Group, Region, and Broad Age Group, 2001
Leading Causes of Premature Death (YLL) and of Deaths, Worldwide, 2001
Disease Model Underlying DisMod
Input Prevalences and Incidence Rates Estimated Using DisMod II, for Diabetes Mellitus Cases in Males, Sub-Saharan Africa
Life Expectancy, HALE, and Lost Healthy Years by Region and Sex, 2001
YLL, YLD, and DALYs by Region, 2001
Burden of Disease by Broad Cause Group and Region, 2001
Age Distribution of Burden of Disease by Income Group, 2001
Mortality and the Burden of Disease Attributable to Leading Global Risk Factors, by World Bank Region
Burden of Disease Attributable to 10 Leading Regional Risk Factors, by Disease Type
Mediated and Direct Effects of a Risk Factor
Age-Weighting Function Incorporated into the DALY
Effect of Age Weighting and Discounting on the YLL per Death at Various Ages for Females

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