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This up-to-date statistical atlas offers key well-being figures for the WHO eu area. They disguise simple facts on populations, births, deaths, lifestyles expectancy and illnesses, way of life and environmental symptoms, corresponding to ingesting, smoking and site visitors injuries, and kinds and degrees of well-being care.Each indicator is gifted as a map to teach total local diversifications, a bar chart to point kingdom ratings and a time chart to teach traits over the years in 3 major nation groupings.Using the WHO neighborhood place of work for Europe’s certain healthiness for All database, mixed with the simplest replacement assets of information round the sector, this atlas bargains the main accomplished review of healthiness in Europe. In a convenient dimension, this atlas is designed to be an simply available source continually, within the workplace or at the highway.

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Even in countries with good vital statistics systems, however, maternal mortality is believed to be higher than reported. For that reason, the bar chart with the reported maternal mortality ratios also presents the most recent (2005) estimated maternal mortality ratios, which are based on the work of WHO, UNICEF, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Bank (7). Deaths by cause and age (p. 35) The importance of specific causes of death differs significantly in the different phases of the lifespan.

Where weight-specific data were not available, calculations were based on the data provided by countries, whatever the national criteria. For that reason and owing to possible incomplete registration of perinatal deaths in the countries where infant mortality is incomplete, intercountry comparisons should be treated with caution. Maternal deaths (pp. 33–34) A maternal death is the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of the end of a pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management.

Female mortality from lung cancer is steadily increasing in Eur-A countries; in Eur-B+C as a whole, there is no progress in reducing deaths from colorectal cancer among older people, breast cancer in older women and cancer of the cervix uteri in younger women. Deaths from external causes of injury and poisoning (pp. 54–58) External causes of death from injury and poisoning include accidents, homicide, suicide and other causes that are not diseases. The remarkable increase in mortality from these causes in Eur-B+C in the first half of the 1990s is attributable to the combined effect of the end of the anti-alcohol campaigns that started in the USSR in 1985 and the socioeconomic crises of the 1990s.

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