Estimating risk factor attributable burden – challenges and potential solutions when using the comparative risk assessment methodology

Last updated on 28-5-2022 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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Background. Burden of disease analyses quantify population health and provide comprehensive overviews of the health status of countries or specific population groups. The comparative risk assessment (CRA) methodology is commonly used to estimate the share of the burden attributable to risk factors. The aim of this paper is to identify and address some selected important challenges associated with CRA, illustrated by examples, and to discuss ways to handle them. Further, the main challenges are addressed and finally, similarities and differences between CRA and health impact assessments (HIA

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