2005 Health Survey

Published: Wednesday, 01/11/2006 12:00 am EST

The World Health Organization (WHO) published the results of its health survey for 2005 on Dec. 20. More than 600 people from more than 20 countries took part in the two-question online survey. The top five answers to "what were the top health issues of 2005?" found Avian influenza at No.1, followed by HIV/AIDS; tobacco; chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease; and environmental health issues. The answers were similar to "what global health issues were the most neglected?" with tobacco, HIV/AIDS, environmental health issues, chronic diseases, and poverty rounding out the top five in that category. Visit www.who.int/features/ 2005/health_survey/en/ to view the detailed results.

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