No recent original studies on the pattern of diet are available for Saudi Arabia at the national level. The present study was performed to describe the consumption of foods and beverages by Saudi adults.
Fewer Americans are dying from diseases attributable to high systolic blood pressure and high total cholesterol, but more lives are being claimed by ailments associated with high body mass index, high fasting plasma glucose, and smoking, according to a new analysis of 79 risks in 188 countries.
Dietary risks were the leading risk factors for death worldwide in 2010. However, current national estimates on fruit and vegetable consumption in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) are nonexistent. We conducted a large household survey to inform the Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) on a major modifiable risk factor: daily consumption of fruits and vegetables.
A wide range of avoidable risk factors to health – ranging from air pollution to poor diets to unsafe water – account for a growing number of deaths and a significant amount of disease burden, according to a new analysis of 79 risks in 188 countries.
The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy – East Asia and Pacific Regional Edition presents regional findings for the East Asia and Pacific region and summarizes intraregional differences in diseases, injuries, and risk factors. The report finds that countries in the East Asia and Pacific region show mixed progress in combating health challenges. Published by the World Bank and IHME, the report is based on the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 (GBD 2010), a collaborative effort of researchers from 50 countries around the world led by IHME at the University of Washington.
The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy – Europe and Central Asia Regional Edition summarizes regional findings for Europe and Central Asia and explores intraregional differences in diseases, injuries, and risk factors. The report finds that chronic disease and a gender gap in health are taking a growing toll in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Published by the World Bank and IHME, the report is based on the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 (GBD 2010), a collaborative effort of researchers from 50 countries around the world led by IHME at the University of Washington.
The goal of this research was to estimate deaths and years of lives lost (YLLs) by age, sex, and region for 235 causes at two points in time – 1990 and 2010. This information can be used to better inform global efforts to assess whether society is or is not making progress in reducing the burden of premature – and especially avoidable – mortality.
Hypertension is an important and modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and mortality. We estimate trends in prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in US counties using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in five two-year waves from 1999–2008 including 26,349 adults aged 30 years and older and from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) from 1997–2009 including 1,283,722 adults aged 30 years and older.
Online tools to be launched by Bill Gates and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reveal surprising picture for health in 187 countries.
Countries in the Arab world – from Saudi Arabia to Mauritania to Yemen – have made some significant health gains over the past two decades, including increases in life expectancy and swift reductions in child mortality.
How did life expectancy and probability of death change between 1990 and 2015 in 195 countries? Examine changes in life expectancy and see how causes contributed to changes in life expectancy. Explore the probability of death by cause, location, sex, and year. Analyze healthy life expectancy (HALE) by sex, location, and year.
With this interactive tool, you can explore data inputs and epidemiological estimates from the GBD 2017 project.
Since 1990, Kenya has made tremendous progress in addressing pressing health priorities such as maternal and child health, as well as communicable diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis. This was noted in a report entitled “The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy in Kenya,” which is the first of its kind in the country. The report was produced jointly by the International Center for Humanitarian Affairs and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Public Health England (PHE) just wrapped up the fifth year of their “Stoptober” challenge, a campaign to get 7 million people in England to stop smoking. This campaign reflects one of the seven priorities outlined in PHE’s plan of action, “From evidence into action: opportunities to protect and improve the nation’s health,” which was crafted using data from the Global Burden of Disease Study.
As of 2017, the leading global risk factors causing early death and disability for all ages combined were high blood pressure and smoking. The disease burden caused by these two risk factors, compared to the burden expected based on the level of socioeconomic development, varied considerably by region.
IHME's county-by-county estimates of life expectancy released in April 2012 show that women’s lifespans are improving at a much slower pace than men's nationwide.
The goal of this study is to calculate what proportion of deaths or disability‐adjusted life years (DALYs) can be attributed to specific risk factors, holding other independent factors unchanged. Quantification of the disease burden caused by different risks informs prevention by identifying which risks make the greatest contribution to poor health. No complete revision of global burden of disease caused by risk factors has been done since a comparative risk assessment in 2000, and no previous analysis has assessed changes in burden attributable to risk factors over time.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) will release a new policy report, The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy – European Union and Free Trade Association Regional Edition, at the 6th European Public Health Conference in Brussels.
British people spend more time with chronic illness and disability than most Europeans. Young adults are hit hard by alcohol and drug use.