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A study of geographical correlations in China

R. Peto, J. Chen, T. C. Campbell, J. Li, J. Boreham, Z. Feng, and L. Youngman

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622358
eISBN:
9780191723636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0030
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes a geographical correlation study involving age-standardized mortality rates from almost 100 separate causes or groups of causes in sixty-five rural counties in China, plus a ... More


Tobacco—the growing epidemic *

Peto Richard, Chen Zheng-Ming, and Jillian Boreham

in Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the tobacco epidemic in China. China, with 20% of the world's population, produces and consumes about 30% of the world's cigarettes. The first nationwide study of the effects ... More


Public health in China: history and contemporary challenges

Liming Lee and Jun Lv

in Global Public Health: A New Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199236626
eISBN:
9780191724053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236626.003.009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter briefly reviews the history of public health in China. It then discusses the emerging challenges, describes some of the responses to these public health challenges, and outlines the ... More


China: Increasing Health Gaps in a Transitional Economy

YUANLI LIU, KEQIN RAO, TIMOTHY EVANS, YUDE CHEN, and WILLIAM C. HSIAO

in Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195137408
eISBN:
9780199863983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137408.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

China's outstanding health achievements before the 1980s and rapid economic growth over the past decade are well documented. Less well known, however, is the impact of the transition from a socialist ... More


Epidemiological methods: a view from China

Yu Shun-Zhang

in The Development of Modern Epidemiology: Personal reports from those who were there

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198569541
eISBN:
9780191724077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569541.003.0029
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the development of epidemiology in China. It illustrates the enormous progress that has been made in the control of infectious diseases through the application of sound ... More


Trends in Asia

H. Ueshima

in Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology: From aetiology to public health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198525738
eISBN:
9780191724114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses trends in coronary heart disease (CHD) in Asia. Conventional risk factors for CHD in Asian countries are similar to those of Western countries. The major determinant of CHD ... More


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