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Table 2 Summary of burden of disease measures and economic evaluations for 20 disease-specific categories.

From: Burden of disease and economic evaluation of healthcare interventions: are we investigating what really matters?

  National Burden of Disease in Spain 2006 Economic evaluations
Disease categories* DALYs in thousands (%) YLLs in thousands (%) YLDs in thousands (%) Mortality in thousands (%) Studies n (%)
Neuropsychiatric conditions 1,467.9 (29.2) 110.9 (5.2) 1.356.9 (46.8) 28.7 (7.7) 46 (9.6)
Malignant neoplasms 798.7 (15.9) 720.2 (33.9) 78.5 (2.7) 101.0 (27.2) 63 (13.2)
Cardiovascular diseases 651.0 (12.9) 517.9 (24.4) 133.1 (4.6) 124.8 (33.6) 75 (15.7)
Sense organ diseases 409.2 (8.1) 0.0 (0.0) 409.2 (14.1) 0.0 (0.0) 12 (2.5)
Respiratory diseases 343.8 (6.8) 123.7 (5.8) 220.1 (7.6) 31.7 (8.5) 22 (4.6)
Accidents and injuries 326.3 (6.5) 241.6 (11.4) 84.7 (2.9) 16.1 (4.3) 3 (0.6)
Musculoskeletal diseases 234.3 (4.6) 11.4 (0.5) 222.9 (7.7) 3.5 (0.9) 31 (6.5)
Digestive diseases 213.6 (4.3) 120.8 (5.7) 92.8 (3.2) 20.0 (5.4) 30 (6.3)
Infectious and parasitic diseases 113.9 (2.3) 66.9 (3.1) 47.0 (1.6) 7.4 (2.0) 73 (15.3)
Diabetes mellitus 98.7 (2.0) 39.2 (1.8) 59.4 (2.0) 10.0 (2.7) 26 (5.4)
Endocrine and blood disorders 60.2 (1.2) 19.4 (0.9) 40.8 (1.4) 2.8 (0.7) 19 (4.0)
Genitourinary diseases 52.6 (1.0) 33.0 (1.5) 19.6 (0.7) 9.7 (2.6) 14 (2.9)
Congenital anomalies 51.0 (1.0) 27.2 (1.3) 23.8 (0.8) 1.0 (0.3) 3 (0.6)
Perinatal conditions 49.0 (1.0) 33.1 (1.6) 15.9 (0.5) 1.0 (0.3) 4 (0.8)
Respiratory infections 36.7 (0.7) 31.6 (1.5) 5.1 (0.2) 8.8 (2.4) 28 (5.9)
Oral conditions 34.4 (0.7) 0.1 (0.0) 34.3 (1.2) 0.0 (0.0) 3 (0.6)
Nutritional deficiencies 27.7 (0.5) 1.1 (0.0) 26.6 (0.9) 0.3 (0.1) 3 (0.6)
Other neoplasms 21.4 (0.4) 21.4 (1.0) 0.0 (0.0) 3.5 (0.9) 3 (0.6)
Maternal conditions 19.1 (0.4) 0.4 (0.0) 18.7 (0.6) 0.0 (0.0) 12 (2.5)
Skin diseases 11.0 (0.2) 3.4 (0.2) 7.6 (0.3) 1.1 (0.3) 7 (1.5)
Total 5,020.8 (100) 2,123.6 (100) 2,897.2 (100) 371.5 (100) 477 (100)
  1. *Disease categories are presented in decreasing order of DALYs estimates in Spain (2006).
  2. DALYs: Disability adjusted life years; YLLs: Years of life lost; YLDs: Years lived with disability.