The most recent FTA analysis for malaria does not provide estimates for the contribution of climate change to the total future global population at risk
of that disease.
In confined settings, when the threat of an acceleration of the outbreak is substantial, antiviral drugs are not available in abundant amounts, and sufficient vaccine doses are available, mass vaccination of the population at risk
should be considered because it should ensure the termination of the outbreak within 10-14 days.
Some who followed that controversy say that the Taiwanese data is flawed, as the population at risk
was exposed to very high levels of arsenic, and estimates of exposure levels were not precise.
A HSI for the general population would look far different from a HSI for a population at risk
for chronic diseases.
Exposure assessment defines the population at risk
to toxicity from the hazardous substance.
For this report, a population at risk
was defined as having a "significantly higher probability of developing a condition, illness, or other abnormal status," as described by EPA .
Iodine deficiency was the world's leading preventable cause of mental retardation, with over one-third of the global population at risk
due to a lack of naturally available iodine in the soil, she added.
The proportion of the population at risk
of poverty or social exclusion stood was 23.6 per cent in 2010, just above the EU average and increasing during the crisis.
Brief screening tools, such as the CAGE, should be employed to identify individuals in this population at risk
of substance abuse.
Since 2000 and the launch of the Lisbon Strategy, which aims to reduce poverty by half, the figure of 16% of the population at risk
of poverty has not changed, however.