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Table 4 Study focus and burden of disease

From: Economic evaluations of non-communicable disease interventions in developing countries: a critical review of the evidence base

  Proportion of papers with focus Proportion of NCD DALYs in low and middle income countries, 1990*
Nutritional 23% 6%
Cardiovascular 11% 16%
Neuropsychiatric 11% 18%
Cancer 9% 9%
Injury/Trauma 9% 28%
Digestive diseases 6% 5%
Genitourinary 6% 2%
Respiratory 6% 7%
Sense organ 6% 2%
Congenital abnormalities 3% 3%
Diabetes 3% 1%
Muskoskeletal 3% 2%
Oral health 3% 1%
  1. * Source: World Health Report 1999 [57] (Annex Table 3). Expressed as a proportion of DALYs attributable to: NCDs, nutritional deficiencies and injuries