Journal article

The impact of diabetes on the productivity and economy of Bangladesh

Afsana Afroz, Thomas R Hird, Ella Zomer, Alice Owen, Lei Chen, Zanfina Ademi, Danny Liew, Dianna J Magliano, Baki Billah

BMJ Global Health | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


AIMS: To estimate the impact of type 2 diabetes in terms of mortality, years of life lost (YLL) and productivity-adjusted life years (PALY) lost in Bangladesh. METHODS: A life table model was constructed to estimate the productivity of the Bangladeshi population of current working age (20-59 years) with diabetes. Follow-up to 60 years (retirement age) was simulated. The life table analysis was then repeated assuming that the cohort did not have diabetes, with subsequent improvement in productivity. Differences in the results of the two analyses reflected the impact of diabetes on health and productivity. Demographic and the prevalence of diabetes data were sourced from the International Diab..

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