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Global Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance

Editors: McQueen, David V., Puska, Pekka (Eds.)

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Behavioral risk factor surveillance involves systematically collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data on behaviors people engage in that put their health at risk. The opportunity exists to prevent the leading health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes by monitoring key lifestyle or behavioral risk factors including alcohol and tobacco use, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity. The volume contains the latest information on surveillance by the international public health community, including:

-The WHO's Stepwise Approach.

-The U.S.'s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

-The Finbalt Health Monitor.

-The EURALIM Experience.

-The Mega Country Health Promotion Network.

-And much more.

This book is for those currently involved in planning or conducting chronic disease risk factor surveillance. It is also a valuable reference for those interested in developing a global network of persons involved in this arena.

"This book is a godsend to those working in the area of monitoring and understanding changes overtime in chronic disease risk factors. It is a collection of 18 chapters authored by experts around the world and provides a comprehensive insight into establishing and maintaining the surveillance of behavioural risk factors both in developed and developing countries."

(Qaiser Mukhtar, Journal of Epidemila Community Health, 59:6)

Reviews

"This is the only volume available to address worldwide surveillance, and indeed it may be used immediately by those working internationally with such agencies as the World Bank, US Agency for International Development (USAID), foundations, and others."
(Norma Kanarek, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in American Journal of Epidemiology, 159:8)
"This book is a godsend to those working in the area of monitoring and understanding changes overtime in chronic disease risk factors. It is a collection of 18 chapters authored by experts around the world and provides a comprehensive insight into establishing and maintaining the surveillance of behavioural risk factors both in developed and developing countries.
(Qaiser Mukhtar, Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 59:6)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    McQueen, David V. (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Why is Global Surveillance Necessary?

    Puska, Pekka

    Pages 3-7

  • The WHO Stepwise Approach to Surveillance (Steps) of Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factors

    Bonita, Ruth (et al.)

    Pages 9-22

  • Partnerships, Strategies, and Alliances for Global Surveillance

    Lin, Vivian

    Pages 23-33

  • Analysis and Interpretation of Data from the U.S. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

    Holtzman, Deborah

    Pages 35-46

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance
Editors
  • David V. McQueen
  • Pekka Puska
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0071-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0071-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47777-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-4910-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 255
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