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Reducing risks, promoting healthy life

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
Print Book, English, ©2002
World Health Organization, Geneva, ©2002
xx, 248 pages : illustrations, portrait.
9789241562072, 9241562072
Message from the Director-General
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
Full report also in French. Director General's message and overview also in Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish Connect to PDF version online.