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Table 4 Spearman's correlation coefficients (ρ) between burden of disease measures and diseases covered by economic evaluations of healthcare interventions

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

Measure (year) Correlation coefficient (n = 20)* p-value Correlation coefficient (n = 51) p-value
Mortality (2006) 0.671 0.001 0.226 0.111
DALYs (2006) 0.634 0.003 0.267 0.058
YLLs (2006) 0.540 0.014 0.208 0.143
YLDs (2006) 0.508 0.022 0.226 0.111
  1. * The results were statistically significant at a level 0.050 (bilateral).
  2. DALYs: Disability adjusted life years; YLLs: Years of life lost; YLDs: Years lived with disability.
  3. Units: Mortality (number of deaths per year), DALYs (years), YLLs (years) and YLDs (years).
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