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Table 1 Mortality burdens from tobacco and international terrorism in developed and East European countries

From: Policy lessons from comparing mortality from two global forces: international terrorism and tobacco

Country Number of international terrorist attacks (1994–2003) Number of international terrorism deaths (1994–2003)** International terrorism deaths (per million population per year) (1994–2003) Total deaths attributed to tobacco in year 2000 (estimated by Peto et al) Ratio of tobacco deaths to annualized international terrorism deaths
Established market economies
Australia 0 0 0 18,600 -
Austria 0 0 0 8,900 -
Belgium 0 0 0 18,600 -
Canada 0 0 0 44,800 -
Denmark 0 0 0 11,600 -
Finland 0 0 0 5,200 -
France 7 19 0.032 64,900 34,158
Germany 2 3 0.004 111,100 370,333
Greece 3 3 0.027 13,400 44,667
Ireland 0 0 0 5,700 -
Italy 0 0 0 80,700 -
Japan 0 0 0 114,200 -
Netherlands 1 6 0.037 25,700 42,833
New Zealand 0 0 0 4,500 -
Norway 0 0 0 5,600 -
Portugal 0 0 0 8,400 -
Spain 1 1 0.002 46,400 464,000
Sweden 0 0 0 8,200 -
Switzerland 1 1 0.014 6,800 68,000
United Kingdom 3 32 0.054 114,000 35,625
United States 2 2,970 1.020 514,000 1,731
Subtotal 20 3,035 0.351 1,231,300 4,057
Former socialist economies of Europe*
Belarus 0 0 0 18,000 -
Bulgaria 0 0 0 11,200 -
Croatia 0 0 0 8,000 -
Czech Republic 0 0 0 17,900 -
Estonia 0 0 0 2,700 -
Hungary 0 0 0 28,700 -
Latvia 0 0 0 4,100 -
Lithuania 0 0 0 4,700 -
Macedonia 0 0 0 2,000 -
Poland 1 1 0.003 68,700 687,000
Romania 0 0 0 31,900 -
Russia 7 256 0.178 330,000 12,891
Serbia & Montenegro 3 6 0.057 17,800 29,667
Slovakia 0 0 0 8,100 -
Slovenia 0 0 0 2,900 -
Ukraine 0 0 0 99,100 -
Subtotal 11 263 0.081 655,800 24,935
Total (all selected countries) 31 3,298 0.278 1,887,100 5,722
  1. * Excluding Albania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina for which tobacco-related mortality burdens were not available. Moldova was not included in the WHO report from which this grouping comes.
  2. ** Excluding the deaths of perpetrators.