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Risk factors and public health in Denmark - Summary report

This publication is a summary of a report that presents the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of selected risk factors for public health in Denmark.


The consequences of 19 selected risk factors (lifestyle, biological and social conditions) are analysed in relation to 18 measures of health consequences and economic welfare (life expectancy, life-years without longstanding limiting illness, hospital admissions, and costs to society).


The result is a comprehensive documentation of the impact of the most important risk factors for the overall health status and costs to those engaged in disease prevention and health promotion.

Author: Juel K, Sørensen J, Brønnum-Hansen H
Publisher: National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark
Year: 2007
Order number: 200801
Price: Free of charge
Updated: 03.07.08