The breast cancer related burden of morbidity and mortality in six European coutries

Kruijshaar, Michelle, Barendregt, Jan, European Disability Weights Group, U. and Gold, Lisa 2004, The breast cancer related burden of morbidity and mortality in six European coutries, European journal of public health, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 141-146.

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Title The breast cancer related burden of morbidity and mortality in six European coutries
Author(s) Kruijshaar, Michelle
Barendregt, Jan
European Disability Weights Group, U.
Gold, Lisa
Journal name European journal of public health
Volume number 14
Issue number 2
Start page 141
End page 146
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2004-06
ISSN 1101-1262
1464-360X
Keyword(s) Breast cancer
Burden of disease
DALY
Disability weights
Health status values
Summary Background: The burden of breast cancer expressed in Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) was compared for six European countries and its sensitivity to different sources of variation examined. Methods: DALYs were calculated using country-specific epidemiological data and European Disability Weights. Epidemiological data for 1996 were obtained for Denmark, England and Wales, France, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. Disability weights were empirically derived. Results:  Denmark and the Netherlands lost the largest number of DALYs (approximately 1100 DALYs per 100,000 women). They were followed by England (87% of the Danish burden), France (72%), Sweden (68%) and Spain (67%). 70 to 80% of the burden was caused by mortality. Cross-national variation in disease epidemiology was the largest source of variation in the burden of breast cancer. Variation in disability weights and uncertainty in epidemiological data had smaller effects. Conclusion: To compare the burden of breast cancer and most other types of cancer mortality rates provide sufficient information.
Language eng
Field of Research 111706 Epidemiology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, European Public Health Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30009365

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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