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" One DALY can be thought of as one lost year of 'healthy' life and the burden of disease as a measurement of the gap between current health status and an ideal situation where everyone lives into old age free of disease and disability". "
Neurological Disorders: Public Health Challenges - Page 28
by World Health Organization - 2006 - 218 pages
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The World Health Report 2001: Mental Health : New Understanding, New Hope

World Health Organization - 2001 - 178 pages
...world in 2000. DALYs along with healthy life expectancy are summary measures of population health.1113 One DALY can be thought of as one lost year of "healthy" life and the burden of disease as a measurement of the gap between the current health of a population and an ideal situation where everyone...
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The World Health Report 2002: Reducing Risks, Promoting Healthy Life

World Health Organization - 2002 - 248 pages
...in 2001. DALYs along with healthy life expectancy are summary measures of population health.13- 14 One DALY can be thought of as one lost year of "healthy" life and the burden of disease as a measurement of the gap between the current health of a population and an ideal situation where everyone...
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The World Health Report 2003: Shaping the Future

World Health Organization - 2003 - 193 pages
...combine years of life lost (YLLs) through premature death with years lived with disability (YLDs) (1). One DALY can be thought of as one lost year of "healthy" life and the measured disease burden is the gap between a population's health status and that of a normative global...
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The SAGE Handbook of Health Psychology

Stephen Sutton, Stephen R. Sutton, Andrew Baum, Marie Johnston - 2004 - 432 pages
...information on the impact of premature death and of disability and other non-fatal health outcomes. One DALY can be thought of as one lost year of "healthy" life and the burden of disease as a measurement of the gap between current health status and an ideal situation where everyone lives into...
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The World's Water 2004-2005: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Peter H. Gleick, Nicholas L. Cain - 2004 - 362 pages
...single indicator years of life lost from premature death and years of life lived with disabilities. One DALY can be thought of as one lost year of "healthy" life. This table excludes mortality and DALYs associated with water-related insect vectors, such as malaria,...
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Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals

Penny Webb, Chris Bain, Sandi Pirozzo - 2005 - 355 pages
...that productive years lost in mid-life are more important than years lost at very young or old ages.) One DALY can be thought of as one lost year of healthy life. Thus, if a person lives with a moderate disability for 10 years, this might equate to five DALYs or...
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Atlas: Epilepsy Care in the World

World Health Organization, Programme for Neurological Diseases and Neuroscience (World Health Organization), International Bureau for Epilepsy, International League against Epilepsy - 2005 - 91 pages
...disease burden in the world. Using a metric called disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), in which a DALY can be thought of as one lost year of healthy life, WHO has calculated the global burden of disease and injury that is attributable to different causes...
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Dollars, DALYs and Decisions: Economic Aspects of the Mental Health System

Dan Chisholm, Shekhar Saxena, World Health Organization, Mark Van Ommeren - 2006 - 56 pages
...1996). The main summary measure used in the GBD study was the Disability Adjusted Life Year (DALY). One DALY can be thought of as one lost year of 'healthy' life and the burden of disease as a measurement of the gap between current health status and an ideal situation where everyone lives into...
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The Other Half of Gender: Men's Issues in Development

Ian Bannon, Maria Correia - 2006 - 311 pages
...based on the current mortality rates and prevalence distribution of health states in the population. 4. One DALY can be thought of as one lost year of "healthy" life and the burden of disease as a measurement of the gap between the current health of a population and an ideal situation where everyone...
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Violence Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Finding a Place on ...

Institute of Medicine, Board on Global Health - 2008 - 280 pages
...combines in one measure the time lived with disability and the time lost due to premature mortality. One DALY can be thought of as one lost year of "healthy" life and the burden of disease as a measurement of the gap between current health status and an ideal situation in which everyone lives...
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