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ISBN10: 0585468257 ISBN13: 9780585468259 DDC: 362.1 LCC: RA8 Edition: (electronic bk.)


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.


Includes bibliographical references and index. 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. Also available via the World Wide Web. Electronic reproduction.Boulder, Colo. :NetLibrary,2003.Available via World Wide Web.Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.


  • LCC: RA8
  • Dewey Decimal: 362.1

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xx, 248 p. : ill.
  • Edition Info: (electronic bk.)


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