Global Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance

  • David V. McQueen
  • Pekka Puska

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. David V. McQueen, Pekka Puska
    Pages 1-2
  3. Ruth Bonita, Regina Winkelmann, Kathy A. Douglas, Maximilian de Courten
    Pages 9-22
  4. Ritva Prättälä, Ville Helasoja, Finbalt Group, Anu Kasmel, Jurate Klumbiene, Iveta Pudule
    Pages 57-72
  5. Alfred Rütten, Heiko Ziemainz, Randall Rzewnicki, Yves Vanden Auweele, Wil T. M. Ooijendijk, Frederico Schena et al.
    Pages 73-93
  6. Judith M. Ottoson, David H. Wilson
    Pages 119-131
  7. Alfredo Morabia, Mary E. Northridge, Sigrid Beer-Borst, Serge Hercberg, the EURALIM Study Group
    Pages 133-154
  8. Kathy A. Douglas, Gonghuan Yang, David V. McQueen, Pekka Puska
    Pages 179-196
  9. Stephen J. Corber, Sylvia C. Robles, Pedro Orduñez, Paz Rodríguez
    Pages 227-232
  10. David V. McQueen
    Pages 233-245
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 247-255

About this book


Behavioral risk factor surveillance involves systematically collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data on behaviors people engage in that put their health at risk. The opportunity exists to prevent the leading health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes by monitoring key lifestyle or behavioral risk factors including alcohol and tobacco use, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity. The volume contains the latest information on surveillance by the international public health community, including:

-The WHO's Stepwise Approach.

-The U.S.'s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

-The Finbalt Health Monitor.

-The EURALIM Experience.

-The Mega Country Health Promotion Network.

-And much more.

This book is for those currently involved in planning or conducting chronic disease risk factor surveillance. It is also a valuable reference for those interested in developing a global network of persons involved in this arena.

"This book is a godsend to those working in the area of monitoring and understanding changes overtime in chronic disease risk factors. It is a collection of 18 chapters authored by experts around the world and provides a comprehensive insight into establishing and maintaining the surveillance of behavioural risk factors both in developed and developing countries."

(Qaiser Mukhtar, Journal of Epidemila Community Health, 59:6)


Diabetes International Public Health Public Health World Health Organization cancer epidemiological

Editors and affiliations

  • David V. McQueen
    • 1
  • Pekka Puska
    • 2
  1. 1.National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health PromotionAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.World Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4910-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0071-1
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