What are DALYs?
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that in the U.S., 13.6 percent of DALYs are caused by disorders in the mental and behavioral disorders category.
The WHO data below show the percentage of total U.S. DALYs contributed by each disorder within the mental and behavioral disorders category.
- Of all disorders within the mental and behavioral category, major depressive disorder carries the heaviest burden, accounting for 3.7 percent of all U.S. DALYs.
US Burden of Disease Collaborators. The state of US health, 1990-2010: burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors. JAMA, 310(6): 591-608, 2013.