To circumvent the latter issue, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends using disability-adjusted life years
(DALY) as a metric to express the public health effects of foodborne diseases (2), and DALY is increasingly used for a wide variety of illnesses (6-8).
The disability-adjusted life year
(DALY) is a standardized, comparative measure of disease impact developed to assess the relative impact of different diseases across different settings and at different stages of economic and public health development (6).
Demonstrating the local burden, in Saudi Arabia, more than 201,000 disability-adjusted life years
(DALYs) are lost from depression in a year.
The World Health Organization has identified depression as the leading contributor of disease burden in the United States and Canada (as measured by disability-adjusted life years
or DALYs) -more than ischemic heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
5], acrolein, and formaldehyde accounted for the majority of losses of disability-adjusted life years
(DALYs) associated with IAP exposure.
The water so disinfected would be free of bacteria causing diseases like acute watery diarrhea, cholera, typhoid, hepatitis and gastrointestinal problems, which are leading cause of increased loss of Disability-Adjusted Life Years
The water so disinfected would be free of bacteria causing diseases like acute watery diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid, hepatitis and gastrointestinal problems, which are leading cause of increased loss of disability-adjusted life years
The number of disability-adjusted life years
(DALYs) lost due to asthma worldwide has been estimated to be currently about 15 million per year.
This latest work builds on the foundations laid by their initial National Burden of Disease Study, quantifying the underlying causes of premature mortality and morbidity for the year 2000, and its subsequent revision that incorporated estimates of disability-adjusted life years
(DALYs) for specific diseases and injuries.
The Disease Control Priorities Project calculated its "best buys "for global health using disability-adjusted life years
(DALYs)--that it, a year of healthy life lost as a result of a particular disease or condition--and assessments of the cost-effectiveness of a wide range of interventions for those conditions.
Six percent of disability-adjusted life years
(a measure that adds loss of life years caused by premature death and loss of healthy life due to illness and disability) among Americans were related to sexual behavior.
6% of all Disability-Adjusted Life Years
(DALYs) in Moldova.