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Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 diseases and injuries in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010.

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BACKGROUND: Measuring disease and injury burden in populations requires a composite metric that captures both premature mortality and the prevalence and severity of ill-health. The 1990 Global Burden of Disease study proposed disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) to measure disease burden. No comprehensive update of disease burden worldwide incorporating a systematic reassessment of disease and injury-specific epidemiology has been done since the 1990 study. We aimed to calculate disease bur...

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Journal:
Lancet (London, England)
Volume:
380
Issue:
9859
Pages:
2197-2223
Publication date:
2012-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:33675d3b-1bf6-4f6b-9521-60e977c09967
Source identifiers:
368705
Local pid:
pubs:368705

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