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Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors

Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors
by Alan D. Lopez, Colin D. Mathers, Majid Ezzati

Publisher: World Bank Publications 2006
ISBN/ASIN: 0821362623
ISBN-13: 9780821362624
Number of pages: 552

This volume is a single up-to-date source on the entire global epidemiology of diseases, injuries and risk factors with a comprehensive statement of methods and a complete presentation of results. It includes refined methods to assess data, ensure epidemiological consistency, and summarize the disease burden. Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors examines the comparative importance of diseases, injuries, and risk factors; it incorporates a range of new data sources to develop consistent estimates of incidence, prevalence, severity and duration, and mortality for 136 major diseases and injuries.

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