Smoking, the burden of mortality of

Ezzati, M. and Lopez, A. D. (2008). Smoking, the burden of mortality of. In Kris Heggenhougen and Stella R Quah (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Public Health (pp. 51-57) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Inc.. doi:10.1016/B978-012373960-5.00347-6

Author Ezzati, M.
Lopez, A. D.
Title of chapter Smoking, the burden of mortality of
Title of book International Encyclopedia of Public Health
Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier Inc.
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1016/B978-012373960-5.00347-6
Open Access Status
Year available 2008
ISBN 9780123739605
Editor Kris Heggenhougen
Stella R Quah
Start page 51
End page 57
Total pages 7
Language eng
Subjects 3500 Dentistry
2700 Medicine
Abstract/Summary Tobacco smoking has been causally associated with premature mortality from several medical causes. Smoking increased in most developing countries over the last quarter of the twentieth century, with an estimated 930 million of the world's estimated 1.1 billion smokers currently living in low- and middle-income countries. In the year 2001, an estimated 4.8 million deaths in the world were attributable to tobacco smoking accounting for 9% of all worldwide deaths. Seventy percent of these deaths were in low- and middle-income countries. Three quarters (76%) of the 4.8 smoking-attributable deaths were among men. A total of 1.6 million smoking-attributable deaths were from cardiovascular diseases (10% of all global cardiovascular deaths) and 1.5 million were from cancers (20% of all global cancer deaths). © 2008 Copyright
Keyword Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Disease causation
Population attributable fraction
Population health
Respiratory disease
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Description: 6 v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm.

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