Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2012
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Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2012

This second edition of Health at a Glance Asia/Pacific presents a set of key indicators of health status, the determinants of health, health care resources and utilisation, health care expenditure and financing and health care quality across 27 Asia/Pacific countries and economies.  

Drawing on a wide range of data sources, it builds on the format used in previous editions of Health at a Glance, and gives readers a better understanding of the factors that affect the health of populations and the performance of health systems in these countries and economies.

Each of the indicators is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability. An annex provides additional information on the demographic context in which health systems operate.

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Poor nutrition, leading to either underweight or overweight, is closely associated with ill health. More than one-third of all deaths worldwide are due to ten main risk factors, and seven of these are related to nutrition (WHO, 2002).

 
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