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Document ID (ISN)101032
CIS number 03-175
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Leigh J., Mayhew C.
Title Occupational risk factors in the WHO global burden of disease: Comparative risk assessment study
Bibliographic information Aug. 2002, Vol.18, No.4, p.339-346. 44 ref.
Abstract The World Health Organization (WHO) has been conducting a series of international studies connected with the Global Burden of Disease project. These studies have been aimed at developing best estimates of the disease burden borne by the total human population. It is recognized that occupational factors are core contributors to the burden of short and long-term disability and death. This article briefly reviews the original Global Burden of Disease project, provides background information on the more recent stage of the project involving comparative risk assessment and presents detailed information on the contributions made to the project by Australian occupational safety and health researchers.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; risk factors; epidemiology; WHO
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; international cooperation; survey; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology