Journal article

Global burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors for young people's health during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013

Ali H Mokdad, Mohammad Hossein Forouzanfar, Farah Daoud, Arwa A Mokdad, Charbel El Bcheraoui, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Hmwe Hmwe Kyu, Ryan M Barber, Joseph Wagner, Kelly Cercy, Hannah Kravitz, Megan Coggeshall, Adrienne Chew, Kevin F O'Rourke, Caitlyn Steiner, Marwa Tuffaha, Raghid Charara, Essam Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, Yaser Adi, Rima A Afifi Show all

LANCET | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Young people's health has emerged as a neglected yet pressing issue in global development. Changing patterns of young people's health have the potential to undermine future population health as well as global economic development unless timely and effective strategies are put into place. We report the past, present, and anticipated burden of disease in young people aged 10-24 years from 1990 to 2013 using data on mortality, disability, injuries, and health risk factors. METHODS: The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013) includes annual assessments for 188 countries from 1990 to 2013, covering 306 diseases and injuries, 1233 sequelae, and 79 risk factors. We used the comp..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

LD is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship (1041742). EK gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Victorian Operational Infrastructure Support Program received by the Burnet Institute to this work. NR receives salary support from the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, or Department of Health and Human Services. We would like to thank Wendy Baldwin for her important contributions to this manuscript.