Table of contents

  • What is burden of disease analysis and why is it important?
  • Total burden across the life course
  • Chronic disease and injury dominate
  • Impact of living with disease and injury
  • Impact of dying prematurely
  • A large proportion of burden could be prevented
  • Key changes in population health since 2003
  • Geographic and population differences in burden
  • Measuring the health-adjusted life expectancy
  • Abbreviations
  • Acknowledgments