Estimates of global and regional potential health gains from reducing multiple major risk factors.

@article{Ezzati2003EstimatesOG,
  title={Estimates of global and regional potential health gains from reducing multiple major risk factors.},
  author={Majid Ezzati and Stephen Vander Hoorn and Anthony Rodgers and Alan D Lopez and Colin Douglas Mathers and Christopher J. L. Murray},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2003},
  volume={362 9380},
  pages={271-80}
}
BACKGROUND Estimates of the disease burden due to multiple risk factors can show the potential gain from combined preventive measures. But few such investigations have been attempted, and none on a global scale. Our aim was to estimate the potential health benefits from removal of multiple major risk factors. METHODS We assessed the burden of disease and injury attributable to the joint effects of 20 selected leading risk factors in 14 epidemiological subregions of the world. We estimated… CONTINUE READING
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