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Global and Regional Burden of Disease and Risk Factors, 2001: Systematic Analysis of Population Health Data

Published in The Lancet, the study aim was to calculate the global burden of disease and risk factors for 2001, to examine regional trends from 1990 to 2001, and to provide a starting point for the analysis of the Disease Control Priorities Project. The results on major disease, injury, and risk factor causes of loss of health, together with information on the cost-effectiveness of interventions, can assist in accelerating progress towards better health and reducing the persistent differentials in health between poor and rich countries.

Author: Lopez AD, Mathers CD, Ezzati M, Jamison DT, Murray CJ

Published: 2006

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Citation: Lopez AD, Mathers CD, Ezzati M, Jamison DT, Murray CJ. Global and Regional Burden of Disease and Risk Factors, 2001: Systematic Analysis of Population Health Data. The Lancet. 2006;367(9524):1747-1757.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance

Regions: Global