7- Ch 14, Chronic Disease, Critical Issues in Global Health

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Chronic Disease James S Marks, David V McQueen Chapter 14 HP 400 Textbook Readings: Critical Issues in Global Health
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Chapter 14: Chronic Disease Chronic diseases dramatically altered health of the global population by start of 21 st Century Due to decline of communicable disease, success of public health measures End of 2000: deaths from chronic disease outpaced deaths from communicable diseases in every part of the world except Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East
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Chronic Disease Ch. 14, con’t WB & WHO engaged large team of experts to produce systematic and comprehensive estimate of relative impact of the major diseases effecting population around the world Murray & Lopez in 1996 used index called “Disability-Adjusted life year DALY”. This combines number of years of life lost from premature death with the lose of health from diseases and disability. DALY provides a way assess both suffering and death worldwide basis
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Chronic Disease Ch. 14, con’t Chronic diseases now account for 60% of deaths globally However, with longer life can come prolonged suffering and financial impact Major Global health problems at the beginning of 21 century: heart disease; diabetes; depression; injuries
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Chronic Disease Ch. 14, con’t Improvement in length of life results from two main factors: SES (Socioeconomic) condition improved in
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