Estimating the Contributions of Lifestyle-Related Factors to Preventable Death: A Workshop Summary
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This report is the summary of a workshop held by The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Science December 13-14, 2004 to estimate the contributions of lifestyle-related factors to preventable death. The summary of this workshop includes presentations from experts in statistical design, epidemiology, quality-of-life measures, communication, and public policy and discussions among the participants. Panels of experts addressed the following topics: methodological issues when estimating the public health burden of lifestyle factors; estimating "attributable risk" in practice; alternative ways of measuring the health burden; and public policy issues.

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  • Health and Medicine — Public Health and Prevention
  • Health and Medicine — Other Diseases
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Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-viii
Workshop Summary 1-54
Appendix A: Workshop Agenda 55-57
Appendix B: Speaker Biosketches 58-68
Appendix C: Workshop Participants 69-70
Appendix D: Acronym List 71-72
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Institute of Medicine. Estimating the Contributions of Lifestyle-Related Factors to Preventable Death: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2005.

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