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Research Article

Distribution of Major Health Risks: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study

  • Anthony Rodgers,

    Affiliation: Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Majid Ezzati,

    Affiliation: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Stephen Vander Hoorn,

    Affiliation: Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Alan D Lopez,

    Affiliation: School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Ruey-Bin Lin,

    Affiliation: Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Christopher J. L Murray,

    Affiliation: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Group Comparative Risk Assessment Collaborating
  • Published: October 19, 2004
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0010027

About the Authors

Anthony Rodgers, Stephen Vander Hoorn, Ruey-Bin Lin
Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Majid Ezzati, Christopher J. L Murray
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Alan D Lopez
School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: a.rodgers@ctru.auckland.ac.nz

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. ADL is a member of the editorial board of PLoS Medicine.

Author Contributions

AR, ME, ADL and CJLM designed the study. SVH and RBL analyzed the data. AR, ME, SVH, and ADL contributed to writing the paper.