Perspective

The state of global health in 2014

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Science  12 Sep 2014:
Vol. 345, Issue 6202, pp. 1275-1278
DOI: 10.1126/science.1257099
  1. Fig. 1 The burden of disease across various life stages and regions due to specific cause categories, depicted as age-standardized YLL per 100,000.

    These six geographical regions cover most but not all of the world’s population, and their selection is intended to show important regional variations: sub-Saharan Africa (SSA); India (IND); China (CHN); Latin America and Caribbean (LAC); Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia (EECA); and high income (HI). The burden of communicable, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional diseases in SSA exceeds the YLL scale, and ages 5 to 15 and 75+ years are not shown.

  2. Fig. 2 Age-standardized YLL due to interpersonal violence (per 100,000) among males aged 15 to 49 in 2013.

  3. Fig. 3 The percent of age-standardized YLL due to diabetes mellitus and prevalence of obesity among individuals aged 20 years and older.

    Obesity among adults is defined as a body mass index >30 kg/m2. The legend is not drawn to scale.