This discussion focuses on the concept of disease burden, which you will learn about in-depth in Chapter 3 of the eText attached. 

For this discussion, in addition to Chapter 3,  please refer to the “Global burden of 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories” article provided in the Module 2 Learning Resources folder.  Read the article summary and peruse the article.

This is a one-page perusal of both articles to answer the three questions below. 

1) What information presented in this article was most surprising to you about disease burden?

2) Why was that information surprising?

3) In your own words, explain how disease burden is measured and how it is used to define global health.