Violence and Injury Prevention

Injury: A leading cause of the global burden of disease, 2000

ISBN 92 4 156232 3

Summary

In 1999, WHO published the first volume of this document to inform policy-makers, health officials, researchers and the general public about the magnitude and ranking of injuries to facilitate informed decision-making and increase attention to this significant public health problem. With more attention and resources being allocated to injury prevention and control, it is important to provide up-to-date and accurate data about the magnitude of this problem. Therefore, the ranking tables are presented here with the most recent data available. The 15 leading causes of death/burden of disease are shown in tables by geographical region and income levels, by age and sex.

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