Majid Ezzati

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Affiliation: Imperial College
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Association of secondhand smoke exposure with pediatric invasive bacterial disease and bacterial carriage: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Chien Chang Lee
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 7:e1000374. 2010
  2. pmc Trends in mild, moderate, and severe stunting and underweight, and progress towards MDG 1 in 141 developing countries: a systematic analysis of population representative data
    Gretchen A Stevens
    Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 380:824-34. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Can noncommunicable diseases be prevented? Lessons from studies of populations and individuals
    Majid Ezzati
    MRC HPA, Centre for Environment and Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London W2 1PG, UK
    Science 337:1482-7. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Altitude, life expectancy and mortality from ischaemic heart disease, stroke, COPD and cancers: national population-based analysis of US counties
    Majid Ezzati
    MRC HPA Center for Environment and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:e17. 2012
  5. doi request reprint The age associations of blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose: analysis of health examination surveys from international populations
    Gitanjali M Singh
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Circulation 125:2204-11. 2012
  6. pmc National and subnational mortality effects of metabolic risk factors and smoking in Iran: a comparative risk assessment
    Farshad Farzadfar
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, UK
    Popul Health Metr 9:55. 2011
  7. pmc Falling behind: life expectancy in US counties from 2000 to 2007 in an international context
    Sandeep C Kulkarni
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Popul Health Metr 9:16. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint The global cardiovascular risk transition: associations of four metabolic risk factors with national income, urbanization, and Western diet in 1980 and 2008
    Goodarz Danaei
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Circulation 127:1493-502, 1502e1-8. 2013
  9. pmc Associations of suboptimal growth with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in children under five years: a pooled analysis of ten prospective studies
    Ibironke Olofin
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e64636. 2013
  10. doi request reprint National, regional, and global trends in serum total cholesterol since 1980: systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 321 country-years and 3·0 million participants
    Farshad Farzadfar
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet 377:578-86. 2011

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  1. pmc Association of secondhand smoke exposure with pediatric invasive bacterial disease and bacterial carriage: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Chien Chang Lee
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 7:e1000374. 2010
    ..meningitidis), Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), and Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae)...
  2. pmc Trends in mild, moderate, and severe stunting and underweight, and progress towards MDG 1 in 141 developing countries: a systematic analysis of population representative data
    Gretchen A Stevens
    Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 380:824-34. 2012
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Can noncommunicable diseases be prevented? Lessons from studies of populations and individuals
    Majid Ezzati
    MRC HPA, Centre for Environment and Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London W2 1PG, UK
    Science 337:1482-7. 2012
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Altitude, life expectancy and mortality from ischaemic heart disease, stroke, COPD and cancers: national population-based analysis of US counties
    Majid Ezzati
    MRC HPA Center for Environment and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:e17. 2012
    ..The authors' aim was to examine the association of life expectancy and mortality from selected diseases with altitude...
  5. doi request reprint The age associations of blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose: analysis of health examination surveys from international populations
    Gitanjali M Singh
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Circulation 125:2204-11. 2012
    ..We examined worldwide variations in the age associations of systolic blood pressure (SBP), total cholesterol (TC), and fasting plasma glucose (FPG)...
  6. pmc National and subnational mortality effects of metabolic risk factors and smoking in Iran: a comparative risk assessment
    Farshad Farzadfar
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, UK
    Popul Health Metr 9:55. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  7. pmc Falling behind: life expectancy in US counties from 2000 to 2007 in an international context
    Sandeep C Kulkarni
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Popul Health Metr 9:16. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  8. ncbi request reprint The global cardiovascular risk transition: associations of four metabolic risk factors with national income, urbanization, and Western diet in 1980 and 2008
    Goodarz Danaei
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Circulation 127:1493-502, 1502e1-8. 2013
    ..We investigated the associations of body mass index (BMI), fasting plasma glucose, systolic blood pressure, and serum total cholesterol with national income, Western diet, and, for BMI, urbanization in 1980 and 2008...
  9. pmc Associations of suboptimal growth with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in children under five years: a pooled analysis of ten prospective studies
    Ibironke Olofin
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e64636. 2013
    ..Child undernutrition affects millions of children globally. We investigated associations between suboptimal growth and mortality by pooling large studies...
  10. doi request reprint National, regional, and global trends in serum total cholesterol since 1980: systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 321 country-years and 3·0 million participants
    Farshad Farzadfar
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet 377:578-86. 2011
    ..Previous analyses of trends in serum cholesterol were limited to a few countries, with no consistent and comparable global analysis. We estimated worldwide trends in population mean serum total cholesterol...
  11. doi request reprint National, regional, and global trends in fasting plasma glucose and diabetes prevalence since 1980: systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 370 country-years and 2·7 million participants
    Goodarz Danaei
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet 378:31-40. 2011
    ..We estimated trends and their uncertainties in mean fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and diabetes prevalence for adults aged 25 years and older in 199 countries and territories...
  12. ncbi request reprint Temporal trends in ischemic heart disease mortality in 21 world regions, 1980 to 2010: the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study
    Andrew E Moran
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY A E M Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA M H F, G A R, C J L M, M N Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA G A R Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science CTRIS, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD G A M and MRC HPA Centre for Environment and Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London, London, UK M E
    Circulation 129:1483-92. 2014
    ..Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. The Global Burden of Diseases, Risk Factors and Injuries 2010 Study estimated global and regional IHD mortality from 1980 to 2010...
  13. pmc Contribution of H. pylori and smoking trends to US incidence of intestinal-type noncardia gastric adenocarcinoma: a microsimulation model
    Jennifer M Yeh
    Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 10:e1001451. 2013
    ..We sought to estimate the contribution of risk factor trends on past and future intestinal-type noncardia gastric adenocarcinoma (NCGA) incidence...
  14. pmc The age-specific quantitative effects of metabolic risk factors on cardiovascular diseases and diabetes: a pooled analysis
    Gitanjali M Singh
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e65174. 2013
    ....
  15. doi request reprint The contributions of risk factor trends to cardiometabolic mortality decline in 26 industrialized countries
    Mariachiara Di Cesare
    MRC HPA Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 42:838-48. 2013
    ..We estimated the potential role of trends in population body mass index, systolic blood pressure, serum total cholesterol and smoking in cardiometabolic mortality decline in 26 industrialized countries...
  16. ncbi request reprint Global and regional mortality from ischaemic heart disease and stroke attributable to higher-than-optimum blood glucose concentration: comparative risk assessment
    Goodarz Danaei
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 368:1651-9. 2006
    ..We aimed to quantify population-level effects of all higher-than-optimum concentrations of blood glucose on mortality from ischaemic heart disease and stroke worldwide...
  17. doi request reprint National, regional, and global trends in body-mass index since 1980: systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 960 country-years and 9·1 million participants
    Mariel M Finucane
    Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet 377:557-67. 2011
    ..However, few worldwide comparative analyses of long-term trends of body-mass index (BMI) have been done, and none have used recent national health examination surveys. We estimated worldwide trends in population mean BMI...
  18. doi request reprint National, regional, and global trends in systolic blood pressure since 1980: systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 786 country-years and 5·4 million participants
    Goodarz Danaei
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet 377:568-77. 2011
    ..However, few worldwide analyses of trends in blood pressure have been done. We estimated worldwide trends in population mean systolic blood pressure (SBP)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Trends and cardiovascular mortality effects of state-level blood pressure and uncontrolled hypertension in the United States
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave Bldg 1, 1107, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 117:905-14. 2008
    ..Our aim was to estimate levels and trends in state-level mean systolic blood pressure (SBP), the prevalence of uncontrolled systolic hypertension, and cardiovascular mortality attributable to all levels of higher-than-optimal SBP...
  20. pmc Household concentrations and exposure of children to particulate matter from biomass fuels in The Gambia
    Kathie L Dionisio
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 46:3519-27. 2012
    ..01. Children in The Gambia have relatively high PM(2.5) exposure. There is a need for simple methods that can directly measure PM(2.5) exposure in field studies...
  21. pmc Exploring the cost-effectiveness of Helicobacter pylori screening to prevent gastric cancer in China in anticipation of clinical trial results
    Jennifer M Yeh
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Program in Health Decision Science, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 124:157-66. 2009
    ..These results illustrate the potential promise of a gastric cancer screening program and provide rationale for urgent clinical studies to move the prevention agenda forward...
  22. doi request reprint Is inequality at the heart of it? Cross-country associations of income inequality with cardiovascular diseases and risk factors
    Daniel Kim
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:1719-32. 2008
    ..Future studies should consider income inequality as an independent contributor to variations in CVD burden globally...
  23. pmc The promise of prevention: the effects of four preventable risk factors on national life expectancy and life expectancy disparities by race and county in the United States
    Goodarz Danaei
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 7:e1000248. 2010
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Improving child survival through environmental and nutritional interventions: the importance of targeting interventions toward the poor
    Emmanuela Gakidou
    Initiative for Global Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    JAMA 298:1876-87. 2007
    ..A critical but underinvestigated question for planning and allocating resources toward the MDGs is how interventions related to one MDG might affect progress toward other goals...
  25. pmc Effects of smoking and solid-fuel use on COPD, lung cancer, and tuberculosis in China: a time-based, multiple risk factor, modelling study
    Hsien Ho Lin
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet 372:1473-83. 2008
    ..We aimed to predict the effects of risk-factor trends on COPD, lung cancer, and tuberculosis...
  26. ncbi request reprint Inequalities in non-communicable diseases and effective responses
    Mariachiara Di Cesare
    MRC HPA Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Lancet 381:585-97. 2013
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Causes of cancer in the world: comparative risk assessment of nine behavioural and environmental risk factors
    Goodarz Danaei
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 366:1784-93. 2005
    ..In this report, we estimate mortality from 12 types of cancer attributable to nine risk factors in seven World Bank regions for 2001...
  28. doi request reprint The exposure of infants and children to carbon monoxide from biomass fuels in The Gambia: a measurement and modeling study
    Kathie L Dionisio
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 22:173-81. 2012
    ..A parsimonious model with fuel, season, and other PM sources as covariates explained 39% of between-child variation in exposure and helped remove within-child variability...
  29. pmc The preventable causes of death in the United States: comparative risk assessment of dietary, lifestyle, and metabolic risk factors
    Goodarz Danaei
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    PLoS Med 6:e1000058. 2009
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Improving the comparability of diabetes mortality statistics in the U.S. and Mexico
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:451-8. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to increase the cross-state comparability of diabetes mortality statistics related in the U.S. and Mexico...
  31. pmc Characterizing the epidemiological transition in Mexico: national and subnational burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors
    Gretchen Stevens
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 5:e125. 2008
    ..Subnational analysis of the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors can improve characterization of the epidemiological transition and identify policy priorities...
  32. pmc Effects of Helicobacter pylori infection and smoking on gastric cancer incidence in China: a population-level analysis of trends and projections
    Jennifer M Yeh
    Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard School of Public Health, 718 Huntington Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:2021-9. 2009
    ..Our aim was to (1) retrospectively estimate the effects of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and smoking on past gastric cancer incidence and (2) project how interventions on these two risk factors can reduce future incidence...
  33. ncbi request reprint Air pollution in Accra neighborhoods: spatial, socioeconomic, and temporal patterns
    Kathie L Dionisio
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 44:2270-6. 2010
    ..The results show that PM in these four neighborhoods is substantially higher than the WHO Air Quality Guidelines and in some cases even higher than the WHO Interim Target 1, with the highest pollution in the poorest neighborhood...
  34. ncbi request reprint The global burden of ischemic heart disease in 1990 and 2010: the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study
    Andrew E Moran
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY A E M Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA M H F, G R, A F, C J L M, M N Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA G R Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science CTRIS, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD G A M and MRC HPA Centre for Environment and Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London, London, UK M E
    Circulation 129:1493-501. 2014
    ..Our aim was to estimate the global and regional burden of IHD in 1990 and 2010...
  35. pmc Household and community poverty, biomass use, and air pollution in Accra, Ghana
    Zheng Zhou
    Department of Global Health and Population, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:11028-33. 2011
    ..Lack of regular physical access to clean fuels is an obstacle to fuel switching in low-income neighborhoods and should be addressed through equitable energy infrastructure...
  36. pmc Effect of air pollution control on life expectancy in the United States: an analysis of 545 U.S. counties for the period from 2000 to 2007
    Andrew W Correia
    From the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 24:23-31. 2013
    ..Whether these more recent and slower declines of PM2.5 levels continue to improve life expectancy and whether they benefit all populations equally is unknown...
  37. pmc Household and community socioeconomic and environmental determinants of child nutritional status in Cameroon
    Roland Pongou
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:98. 2006
    ..We further consider age-specific effects of household economic status on child nutrition...
  38. pmc Global, regional, and national consumption levels of dietary fats and oils in 1990 and 2010: a systematic analysis including 266 country-specific nutrition surveys
    Renata Micha
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMJ 348:g2272. 2014
    ..To quantify global consumption of key dietary fats and oils by country, age, and sex in 1990 and 2010...
  39. pmc The reversal of fortunes: trends in county mortality and cross-county mortality disparities in the United States
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 5:e66. 2008
    ....
  40. pmc Eight Americas: investigating mortality disparities across races, counties, and race-counties in the United States
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e260. 2006
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Role of smoking in global and regional cardiovascular mortality
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 112:489-97. 2005
    ..There is little information on how it contributes to global and regional cause-specific mortality from cardiovascular diseases for which background risk varies because of other risks...
  42. pmc Trends in national and state-level obesity in the USA after correction for self-report bias: analysis of health surveys
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    J R Soc Med 99:250-7. 2006
    ..To quantify population-level bias in self-reported weight and height as a function of age, sex, and the mode of self-report, and to estimate unbiased trends in national and state level obesity in the USA...
  43. pmc Cost-effectiveness of treatment and endoscopic surveillance of precancerous lesions to prevent gastric cancer
    Jennifer M Yeh
    Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer 116:2941-53. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the clinical benefits and cost-effectiveness of treatment and endoscopic surveillance to prevent gastric cancer...
  44. doi request reprint The effect of multiple anthropometric deficits on child mortality: meta-analysis of individual data in 10 prospective studies from developing countries
    Christine M McDonald
    Departments of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 97:896-901. 2013
    ..Child stunting, wasting, and underweight have been individually associated with increased mortality. However, there has not been an analysis of the mortality risk associated with multiple anthropometric deficits...
  45. doi request reprint Worldwide epidemiology of atrial fibrillation: a Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study
    Sumeet S Chugh
    Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA S S C, R H, K N, D S Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden R H University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands M R Framingham Heart Study and Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health, Boston, MA E J B Department of Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC R F G Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea Y H K Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland, OR J H M National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD Z J Z, G A M Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle M H F, M N, C J L M and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA M E
    Circulation 129:837-47. 2014
    ..The global burden of atrial fibrillation (AF) is unknown...
  46. ncbi request reprint Chronic disease prevention: health effects and financial costs of strategies to reduce salt intake and control tobacco use
    Perviz Asaria
    Kings Fund, London, UK
    Lancet 370:2044-53. 2007
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Health impacts of macroeconomic crises and policies: determinants of variation in childhood malnutrition trends in Cameroon
    Roland Pongou
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:648-56. 2006
    ..We examined the effects of economic crises and adjustment programmes during the 1990s in Cameroon on childhood malnutrition in population subgroups and evaluated the household and health system mediators of these effects...
  48. pmc Within-neighborhood patterns and sources of particle pollution: mobile monitoring and geographic information system analysis in four communities in Accra, Ghana
    Kathie L Dionisio
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:607-13. 2010
    ..Sources of air pollution in developing country cities include transportation and industrial pollution, biomass and coal fuel use, and resuspended dust from unpaved roads...
  49. ncbi request reprint Contribution of six risk factors to achieving the 25×25 non-communicable disease mortality reduction target: a modelling study
    Vasilis Kontis
    MRC PHE Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Lancet 384:427-37. 2014
    ..Targets for selected NCD risk factors have also been agreed on. We estimated the contribution of achieving six risk factor targets towards meeting the 25×25 mortality target...
  50. pmc Rethinking the "diseases of affluence" paradigm: global patterns of nutritional risks in relation to economic development
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 2:e133. 2005
    ....
  51. pmc Measuring the burden of neglected tropical diseases: the global burden of disease framework
    Colin D Mathers
    Information, Evidence and Research Cluster, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 1:e114. 2007
    ..3% of the global burden of disease and injuries. Further research is currently underway to revise and update these estimates...
  52. pmc Trends and inequalities in cardiovascular disease mortality across 7932 English electoral wards, 1982-2006: Bayesian spatial analysis
    Perviz Asaria
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, MRC HPA Centre for Environment and Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 41:1737-49; discussion 1750-2. 2012
    ..We estimated CVD mortality by ward in 5-year intervals between 1982 and 2006, and examined trends in relation to starting mortality, region and community deprivation...
  53. pmc Social inequalities and mortality in Europe--results from a large multi-national cohort
    Valentina Gallo
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e39013. 2012
    ..The purpose of this work is to investigate the contribution of specific risk factors to social inequalities in cause-specific mortality using a large multi-country cohort of Europeans...
  54. ncbi request reprint Role of smoking in global and regional cancer epidemiology: current patterns and data needs
    Majid Ezzati
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 116:963-71. 2005
    ..This variability illustrates the importance of coupling research and surveillance of smoking with that for other risk factors for more effective cancer prevention...
  55. ncbi request reprint Understanding the coronary heart disease versus total cardiovascular mortality paradox: a method to enhance the comparability of cardiovascular death statistics in the United States
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 113:2071-81. 2006
    ..Our aim was to identify exogenous individual- and community-level predictors of cause-of-death assignment and variability and to use these predictors to improve the comparability of CHD mortality estimates across states...
  56. pmc Diabetes prevalence and diagnosis in US states: analysis of health surveys
    Goodarz Danaei
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Popul Health Metr 7:16. 2009
    ..Self-reported diabetes prevalence may be biased because respondents may not be aware of their risk status. Our objective was to estimate the prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes by state...
  57. ncbi request reprint Association between tobacco smoking and active tuberculosis in Taiwan: prospective cohort study
    Hsien Ho Lin
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 180:475-80. 2009
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Estimates of global mortality attributable to smoking in 2000
    Majid Ezzati
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 362:847-52. 2003
    ..Smoking is a risk factor for several diseases and has been increasing in many developing countries. Our aim was to estimate global and regional mortality in 2000 caused by smoking, including an analysis of uncertainty...
  59. doi request reprint Chemical characterization and source apportionment of household fine particulate matter in rural, peri-urban, and urban West Africa
    Zheng Zhou
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 48:1343-51. 2014
    ..Our findings demonstrate the need for policies that enhance access to cleaner fuels in both rural and urban areas, and for controlling traffic emissions in cities in sub-Saharan Africa. ..
  60. pmc Anaemia, prenatal iron use, and risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Batool A Haider
    Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMJ 346:f3443. 2013
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Environmental health in China: progress towards clean air and safe water
    Junfeng Zhang
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Lancet 375:1110-9. 2010
    ..The country has the opportunity to address its national environmental health challenges and to assume a central role in the international effort to improve the global environment...
  62. pmc Tobacco smoke, indoor air pollution and tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Hsien Ho Lin
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 4:e20. 2007
    ..We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis to quantitatively assess the association between these exposures and the risk of infection, disease, and death from TB...
  63. ncbi request reprint Scaling-up access to family planning may improve linear growth and child development in low and middle income countries
    Günther Fink
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e102391. 2014
    ..A large literature has indicated a robust association between birth spacing and child survival, but evidence on the association of birth timing with physical growth in low and middle income countries (LMICs) remains limited...
  64. pmc Worldwide risk factors for heart failure: a systematic review and pooled analysis
    Shahab Khatibzadeh
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Int J Cardiol 168:1186-94. 2013
    ..Heart failure risk factors are diverse and likely to vary among world regions. Systematic review and pooled analysis were used to describe contributions of major underlying risk factors for heart failure in six world regions...
  65. ncbi request reprint Common values in assessing health outcomes from disease and injury: disability weights measurement study for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
    Joshua A Salomon
    Harvard School of Public Health, MA, USA
    Lancet 380:2129-43. 2012
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Indoor air pollution and health in developing countries
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 366:104-6. 2005
  67. ncbi request reprint How can cross-country research on health risks strengthen interventions? Lessons from INTERHEART
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 364:912-4. 2004
  68. pmc Environmental risks in the developing world: exposure indicators for evaluating interventions, programmes, and policies
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:15-22. 2005
    ..Current large scale data collection efforts are generally disconnected from micro-scale studies in health sciences, which in turn have insufficiently investigated the behavioural and socioeconomic factors that influence exposure...
  69. doi request reprint Development of an empirically calibrated model of gastric cancer in two high-risk countries
    Jennifer M Yeh
    Program in Health Decision Science, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 718 Huntington Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1179-87. 2008
    ..As better data become available, the model can be refined and recalibrated, and, as such, be used as an iterative tool to assess the likely health and economic outcomes associated with gastric cancer prevention strategies...