Health statistics and information systems

The global burden of disease: 2004 update

A response to the need for comprehensive, consistent and comparable information on diseases and injuries at global and regional level.

The global burden of disease: 2004 update is a comprehensive assessment of the health of the world's population. It provides detailed global and regional estimates of premature mortality, disability and loss of health for 135 causes by age and sex, drawing on extensive WHO databases and on information provided by Member States.

NOTE FOR THE MEDIA

OTHER MATERIALS ON THE REPORT

THE REPORT IN SECTIONS

STATISTICS FROM THE REPORT

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