The Health of Adults in the Developing World

The Health of Adults in the Developing World

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Sick adults often consume more than half of all resources allocated to the health sector. This volume draws attention to the causes and results of disease and ill health in adults in developing countries and to the burden they impose not only on individuals but on their families and society as well. Researchers and policy-makers will find this work essential because of its useful data on adult morbidity and mortality, as well as its call for more information on problems and risk more

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  • Hardback | 366 pages
  • 158 x 238 x 26mm | 703.08g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • charts, graphs and tables
  • 019520879X
  • 9780195208795

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"This is an interesting and useful book on a poorly documented subject....The illustrations are truly magnificent."--Journal of Public Health Medicine"This book aims at improving our understanding of adult health in developing countries and stimulating discussion, research and action on the topic."--Rural Development Abstracts"The book is directed to a broad readership of health researchers and policymakers concerned about health issues in the developing world."--Choice"A clearly organized overview of the issues of adult mortality and morbidity with many well-substantiated examples from all over the world.....It is to be hoped that the publication of this book will increase understanding of the problems of adult health, and influence international agencies to commit additional resources to further investigation and action in this area....Overall...this is an interesting and useful book on a poorly documented subject, and is well referenced."--Journal of Public Health Medicine"This is a clearly written book...a solid first step to deal with a neglected health policy issue."--Southern Economic Journalshow more

Table of contents

1. Introducing adult health; 2. Adult mortality: Levels, patterns and causes; 3. Adult morbidity: Limited data and methodological uncertainty; 4. The consequences of adult ill-health; 5. Current and future determinants of adult ill-health; 6. The emerging agenda for adult health; Appendix; Tablesshow more

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