Health statistics and information systems

Comparative quantification of health risks

Global and regional burden of disease attribution to selected major risk factors

The Comparative quantification of health risks provides a comprehensive assessment of the prevalence and the resulting health effects of a range of exposures that are known to be hazardous to human health. This two-volume book describes the burden of regional and global disease, disability and death in 2000 that can be attributed to 26 major risks to human health. It also shows how much this burden can be lowered in the next 20 years if the same risk factors were reduced.

Book by chapters

Volume 1
Volume 2


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