Burden of non-communicable disease studies in Europe: a systematic review of data sources and methodological choices

Last updated on 16-4-2022 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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Background. Assessment of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) resulting from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) requires specific calculation methods and input data. The aims of this study were to (i) identify existing NCD burden of disease (BoD) activities in Europe; (ii) collate information on data sources for mortality and morbidity; and (iii) provide an overview of NCD-specific methods for calculating NCD DALYs. Methods. NCD BoD studies were systematically searched in international electronic literature databases and in grey literature. We included all BoD studies that used the DALY

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