Global Health Risks: Selected figures and tables Health

Global Health Risks: Selected figures and tables Health

Global Health Risks: Selected figures and tables Health Statistics and Informatics Department Health Statistics and Informatics Leading causes of attributable global mortality and burden of disease, 2004 Attributable Mortality % 1. High blood pressure

12.8 2. Tobacco use 8.7 3. High blood glucose 5.8 4. Physical inactivity 5.5 5. Overweight and obesity 4.8 6. High cholesterol 4.5

7. Unsafe sex 4.0 8. Alcohol use 3.8 9. Childhood underweight 3.8 10. Indoor smoke from solid fuels 3.3 59 million total global deaths in 2004 Health Statistics and Informatics

Attributable DALYs % 1. Childhood underweight 5.9 2. Unsafe sex 4.6 3. Alcohol use 4.5 4. Unsafe water, sanitation, hygiene 4.2 5. High blood pressure

3.7 6. Tobacco use 3.7 7. Suboptimal breastfeeding 2.9 8. High blood glucose 2.7 9. Indoor smoke from solid fuels 2.7 10. Overweight and obesity 2.3 1.5 billion total global DALYs in 2004

Deaths attributed to 19 leading factors, by country income level, 2004 Health Statistics and Informatics Percentage of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) attributed to 19 leading risk factors, by country income level, 2004 Health Statistics and Informatics

Major causes of death in children under 5 with disease-specific contribution of undernutrition, 2004 Health Statistics and Informatics Attributable DALY rates for selected dietrelated risk factors by WHO region, 2004 Health Statistics and Informatics

Burden of disease attributable to contraception by WHO region, 2004 Health Statistics and Informatics Percentage of deaths over age 30 caused by tobacco, 2004 Health Statistics and Informatics Disease burden attributable to 24 global risk

factors by income and WHO region, 2004 Health Statistics and Informatics Potential life expectancy gain in the absence of selected risks to global health, 2004 Health Statistics and Informatics Key findings 1 High blood pressure is the leading risk factor for

mortality, responsible for 13% of deaths globally Childhood underweight is the leading risk factor for burden of disease and is responsible for over 2 million children dying per year, mainly in low-income countries Environmental risks such as unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene and indoor smoke from solid fuels cause around 2 million children deaths per year Low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of exercise, alcohol and tobacco use, high body mass index, high cholesterol, high blood glucose, and high blood

pressure are risk factors responsible for more than half of the deaths due to heart disease, the leading cause of death in the world Health Statistics and Informatics Key findings 2 Unsafe sex, which leads to transmission of human papillomavirus, is responsible for virtually all deaths due to cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is responsible for 11 percent of global unsafe sex deaths and is the leading cause of cancer death in Africa.

Tobacco is a leading risk factor for mortality, responsible for 5.1 million deaths. Almost 1 in 8 deaths of adults over the age of 30 is due to smoking. Being overweight or suffering from obesity is the fifth leading risk for death. It responsible for 7 per cent of deaths globally - 8 per cent in high income countries and 7 per cent in middle income countries. Health Statistics and Informatics

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