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Disability-Adjusted Life Years for 313 Diseases and Injuries: the 2012 Korean Burden of Disease Study

Title
Disability-Adjusted Life Years for 313 Diseases and Injuries: the 2012 Korean Burden of Disease Study
Authors
Yoon, JihyunOh, In-HwanSeo, HyeyoungKim, Eun-JungGong, Young-hoonOck, MinsuLim, DoheeLee, Won KyungLee, Ye-RinKim, DongwooJo, Min-WooPark, HyesookYoon, Seok-Jun
Ewha Authors
박혜숙
SCOPUS Author ID
박혜숙scopus
Issue Date
2016
Journal Title
JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE
ISSN
1011-8934JCR Link1598-6357JCR Link
Citation
vol. 31, pp. S146 - S157
Keywords
Burden of DiseaseDisability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY)Population HealthHealth PolicyKorea
Publisher
KOREAN ACAD MEDICAL SCIENCES
Indexed
SCI; SCIE; SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Abstract
This study is part of a 5-year research project on the national burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in Korea. Using disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), a metric introduced by the 1990 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project, we performed a comprehensive and detailed assessment of the magnitude and distribution of both fatal and non-fatal health problems in the Korean population. The concept and general approach were consistent with the original GBD study, with some methodological modifications to make the study more suitable for Korea. We computed DALYs for 313 causes in both sexes and nine age groups using the entire population's medical records and newly generated Korean disability weights. In 2012, the dominant disease burden was non-communicable diseases, which accounted for 85.21% of total DALYs, while injuries accounted for 7.77% and communicable, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional disorders for 7.02%. Of the total DALYs, 88.67% were from years lived with disability and 11.32% were from years of life lost due to premature mortality. Diabetes mellitus was the leading cause of DALYs, followed by low back pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ischemic heart disease, ischemic stroke, cirrhosis of the liver, falls, osteoarthritis, motorized vehicle with three or more wheels, and self-harm. The results reported here identify key health challenges and opportunities for future health interventions and policy changes, and provide information that will help assess the major public health issues in Korea, a nation faced with one of the world's most rapidly ageing populations.
DOI
10.3346/jkms.2016.31.S2.S146
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