U.S. Leading Disease/Disorder Categories by Age
- What are DALYs?
- The World Health Organization (WHO) data below show the leading categories of diseases contributing to U.S. DALYs broken down by age group, shown in a cumulative manner.
- Disorders in the mental and behavioral disorders category contribute to DALYs starting at younger ages compared to disorders in other disease categories, such as cardiovascular and circulatory diseases and neoplasms, which contribute increasingly to DALYs starting at older ages.
Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) Results by Cause 1990-2010 - Country Level. Seattle, United States: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2013.