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Global and regional burden of disease and risk factors, 2001: systematic analysis of population health data
BACKGROUND Our 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 theExpand
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Selected major risk factors and global and regional burden of disease
BACKGROUND Reliable and comparable analysis of risks to health is key for preventing disease and injury. Causal attribution of morbidity and mortality to risk factors has traditionally been in theExpand
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The Preventable Causes of Death in the United States: Comparative Risk Assessment of Dietary, Lifestyle, and Metabolic Risk Factors
Majid Ezzati and colleagues examine US data on risk factor exposures and disease-specific mortality and find that smoking and hypertension, which both have effective interventions, are responsibleExpand
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An Integrated Risk Function for Estimating the Global Burden of Disease Attributable to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Exposure
Background: Estimating the burden of disease attributable to long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in ambient air requires knowledge of both the shape and magnitude of the relativeExpand
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Global, regional, and national trends in haemoglobin concentration and prevalence of total and severe anaemia in children and pregnant and non-pregnant women for 1995–2011: a systematic analysis of
Summary Background Low haemoglobin concentrations and anaemia are important risk factors for the health and development of women and children. We estimated trends in the distributions of haemoglobinExpand
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Worldwide Epidemiology of Atrial Fibrillation: A Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study
Background— The global burden of atrial fibrillation (AF) is unknown. Methods and Results— We systematically reviewed population-based studies of AF published from 1980 to 2010 from the 21 GlobalExpand
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Estimates of global mortality attributable to smoking in 2000
BACKGROUND Smoking is a risk factor for several diseases and has been increasing in many developing countries. Our aim was to estimate global and regional mortality in 2000 caused by smoking,Expand
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Eight Americas: Investigating Mortality Disparities across Races, Counties, and Race-Counties in the United States
Background The gap between the highest and lowest life expectancies for race-county combinations in the United States is over 35 y. We divided the race-county combinations of the US population intoExpand
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GBD 2010: design, definitions, and metrics
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Fine-particulate air pollution and life expectancy in the United States.
BACKGROUND Exposure to fine-particulate air pollution has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality, suggesting that sustained reductions in pollution exposure should result in improvedExpand
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