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Global burden of disease 

Global burden of disease
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Global burden of disease
Author(s):

Helen Ward

, Mireille B. Toledano

, Gavin Shaddick

, Bethan Davies

, and Paul Elliott

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198529880.003.0011
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date: 17 September 2019

Terminology 286

Global burden of non-communicable disease 288

Burden of non-communicable disease in the UK 292

Global burden of communicable disease 294

Burden of communicable disease in the UK 296

In this final section of the book we describe the epidemiology of diseases in the world. We look at the burden of non-communicable and communicable disease at the global, European, and UK level. These estimates are limited by measurement difficulties, but we present both mortality and a composite measure of morbidity and mortality, the disability-adjusted life year (DALY)....

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