Quantifying environmental health impacts

Global estimates of burden of disease caused by the environment and occupational risks

Climate change

Attributable mortality for climate change by WHO subregion, 2000

Attributable mortality per 100 000 people for climate change by WHO subregion, 2000

Attributable DALYs for climate change by WHO subregion, 2000

Attributable DALYs per 100 000 people for climate change by WHO subregion, 2000

Selected population attributable fractions for climate change, by sex and level of development (% DALYs), 2000a


1 1 2 2 3 3
World World World 4 4 5 5 6 6
Males Females Both sexes Males Females Males Females Males Females
Diarrhoeal diseases 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 2% 2% 1% 1%
Malaria 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 6% 4% 1% 0%
Other unintentional injuries 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 16% 18% 17% 22% 23% 0% 0% 0% 0%

1:High mortality developing; 2: Low mortality developing; 3: Developed; 4: (AFR-D, AFR-E, AMR-D, EMR-D, SEAR-D); 5: (AMR-B, EMR-B, SEAR-B, WPR-B); 6: (AMR-A, EUR-A, EUR-B, EUR-C, WPR-A)

Results based on the World Health Report 2002

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