Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Economic burden of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) of injuries
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. Centre for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (CIPSP), Department of Public Health Science; Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7393-796X
Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden; Division of Social Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
2015 (English)In: Health, ISSN 1949-5005, Vol. 7, 487-494 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Economic burdens of injuries at the country level are unknown. In the current study we tried to explore the economic burden of DALYs loss due to injuries at the country level, then distributed according to the World Bank’s income groups. Methods: Data from the World Bank and the World Health Organization websites were used. Disability adjusted life year (DALY) and gross domestic product (GDP) per capita were used to estimate the economic loss for RTIs. Estimates of economic burdens were presented in tables and figures.

Results: The total economic loss of the world during 2004 by means of DALYs due to injuries was 613. 144 billion USD, corresponding value of 848.205 billion USD in 2014. DALYs burden of injuries were concentrated (almost 75%) among low and lower middle income countries. Economic burdens of injuries were concentrated (over 80%) among higher middle and high income countries. Iraq had lost almost one-fifth of its GDP due to injuries. The USA had the highest amount of economic loss for injuries (169.136 billion USD) among all countries.

Conclusion: Injuries are highly expensive and they account for heavy losses to GDP. Injury prevention should be prioritized in order to save such losses to life and economies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Irvine, USA: Scientific Research Publishing, 2015. Vol. 7, 487-494 p.
Keyword [en]
Costs, DALYs, injuries, income group
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-47966DOI: 10.4236/health.2015.74058OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-47966DiVA: diva2:900696
Available from: 2016-02-04 Created: 2016-02-04 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(322 kB)145 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 322 kBChecksum SHA-512
44f775ae41119abf679bbf33b12b47a6edd5d6f539397384c804527531fbd349753054891f220491b836aa96dc239aa56f1db755aa99316fea23db4bc1c2b30b
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Dalal, Koustuv
By organisation
School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden
Medical and Health SciencesPublic Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 145 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 348 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf