Table 2

Global burden of disease and injury attributable to selected risk factors, 1990

Risk factor

Deaths (thousands)

As % of total deaths

YLLs (thousands)

As % of total YLLs

YLDs (thousands)

As % of total YLDs

DALYs (thousands)

As % of total DALYs


Malnutrition

5 881

11.7

199 486

22.0

20 089

4.2

219 575

15.9

Poor water supply sanitation and personal and domestic hygiene

2 668

5.3

85 520

9.4

7 872

1.7

93 392

6.8

Unsafe sex

1 095

2.2

27 602

3.0

21 100

4.5

48 702

3.5

Tobacco

3 038

6.0

26 217

2.9

9 965

2.1

36 182

2.6

Alcohol

774

1.5

19 287

2.1

28 400

6.0

47 687

3.5

Occupation

1 129

2.2

22 493

2.5

15 394

3.3

37 887

2.7

Hypertension

2 918

5.8

18 665

1.9

1 411

0.3

19 076

1.4

Physical inactivity

1 991

3.9

11 353

1.3

2 300

0.5

13 653

1.0

Illicit drugs

100

0.2

2 634

0.3

5 834

1.2

8 467

0.6

Air pollution

568

1.1

5 625

0.6

1 630

0.3

7 254

0.5


Source: Murray and Lopez (10)

Lopez Globalization and Health 2005 1:5   doi:10.1186/1744-8603-1-5

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