Global and regional burden of disease and risk factors, 2001: systematic analysis of population health data

@article{Lopez2006GlobalAR,
  title={Global and regional burden of disease and risk factors, 2001: systematic analysis of population health data},
  author={Alan D. Lopez and C. Mathers and M. Ezzati and D. Jamison and C. Murray},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={367},
  pages={1747-1757}
}
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 the Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP. [...] Key Method We estimated mortality and disease burden attributable to 19 risk factors. FINDINGS About 56 million people died in 2001. Of these, 10.6 million were children, 99% of whom lived in low-and-middle-income countries. More than half of child deaths in 2001 were…Expand
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