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World health statistics 2009.1.Health status indicators. 2.World health. 3.Health services – statistics. 4.Mortality. 5.Morbidity. 6.Lie expectancy.7.Demography. 8.Statistics. I.World Health Organization.ISBN 97892 4 156381 9 (NLM classifcation: WA 900.1)
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This publication was produced by the Department o Health Statistics and Inormatics o the Inormation, Evidence andResearch Cluster, under the direction o Ties Boerma and Carla AbouZahr, assisted by Jessica Ho, and in collaboration withWHO technical programmes and regional ofces and with other agencies in the United Nations system.The ollowing WHO sta contributed to the content o this publication: Mohammed Ali, Michel Beusenberg, Monika Bloessner,Cynthia Boschi Pinto, Sylvie Briand, Anthony Burton, Alexandra Cameron, Claudia Cappa, Martin Catterall, Claire Chauvin,Mercedes de Onis, Chris Dye, Daniel Ferrante, Christopher Fitzpatrick, Alexandra Fleischmann, Marta Gacic Dobo, JunGao, Sandra Garnier, Neeru Gupta, Regina Guthold, Riat Hossain, Mehran Hosseini, Ahmadreza Hosseinpoor, ChandikaIndikadahena, Mie Inoue, Derege Kebede, Gauri Khanna, Teena Kunjumen, Richard Laing, Enrique Loyola, Doris Ma Fat,Fatima Marinho, Ramon Martinez, Liz Mason, Colin Mathers, Chizuru Nishida, Vladimir Pozniak, Dag Rekve, Leanne Riley,Randa Saadeh, Lale Say, Sunil Senanayake, Jonathan Siekmann, Jacqueline Sims, William Soumbey-Alley, Yves Souteyrand,Tessa Tan-Torres, Khin Win Thin, Catherine Watt, Lara Wolson, Nevio Zagaria and Jelka Zupan. WHO is grateul to UNICEF(Edilberto Loaiza, Tessa Wardlaw), the Department o Economic and Social Aairs Population Division (Gerhard K. Heilig,François Pelletier) and to the Centers or Disease Control and Prevention (Ann Goding, Brandon O’Hara, Wick Warren) or theirvaluable contributions. Alison Commar, Veronique Joseph and Wahyu Retno Mahanani have kindly assisted in checking tablesor accuracy.The publication was edited by Laragh Gollogly. Support or the online database was provided by Katherine O’Neill, SteveMoore, Florence Rusciano and John Rawlinson. Production support was provided by the Department o KnowledgeManagement and Sharing, including Caroline Allsopp, Ian Coltart and Maryvonne Grisetti. Graphic design and layout was bySophie Guetaneh Aguettant. We thank Petra Schuster or her administrative support.Cover design: Michel Beusenberg, Denis Meissner and Sophie Guetaneh Aguettant.Printed in France.