Risk factors and their contribution to population health in the European Union (EU-28) countries in 2007 and 2017

Last updated on 15-12-2021 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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Background The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study has generated a wealth of data on death and disability outcomes in Europe. It is important to identify the disease burden that is attributable to risk factors and, therefore, amenable to interventions. This paper reports the burden attributable to risk factors, in deaths and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), in the 28 European Union (EU) countries, comparing exposure to risks between them, from 2007 to 2017. Methods Retrospective descriptive study, using secondary data from the GBD 2017 Results Tool. For the EU-28 and each c…

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