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Table 7 Twenty leading causes of DALYs, by sex, US 1996

From: The burden of disease and injury in the United States 1996

  Males
  Cause list DALY % total
  Total DALY 17,860,393  
1 Ischaemic heart disease 1,958,184 11.0%
2 Motor vehicle accidents 933,798 5.2%
3 Lung trachea or bronchial cancer 812,804 4.6%
4 HIV 763,816 4.3%
5 Alcohol use 731,890 4.1%
6 Cerebrovascular Disease 673,928 3.8%
7 COPD 641,701 3.6%
8 Homicide and Violence 567,717 3.2%
9 Self-inflicted 541,399 3.0%
10 Unipolar major depression 469,929 2.6%
11 Diabetes mellitus 442,051 2.5%
12 Osteoarthritis 434,856 2.4%
13 Drug use 411,780 2.3%
14 Congenital Abnomalities 410,388 2.3%
15 Dementia and other degenerative and hereditary CNS disorders 382,392 2.1%
16 Asthma 303,088 1.7%
17 Cirrhosis of the liver 280,632 1.6%
18 Conditions arising during the perinatal period 273,577 1.5%
19 Cancer colon or rectum 249,462 1.4%
20 Prostate cancer 238,889 1.3%
  sub-total 11,522,281 64.5%
  Females
  Cause list DALY % total
  Total DALY 15,229,819  
1 Ischaemic heart disease 1,176,548 7.7%
2 Unipolar major depression 900,356 5.9%
3 Cerebrovascular Disease 836,359 5.5%
4 COPD 611,790 4.0%
5 Lung trachea or bronchial cancer 549,908 3.6%
6 Breast cancer 514,786 3.4%
7 Osteoarthritis 507,826 3.3%
8 Dementia and other degenerative and hereditary CNS disorders 506,849 3.3%
9 Diabetes mellitus 504,240 3.3%
10 Motor vehicle accidents 459,480 3.0%
11 Alcohol use 409,303 2.7%
12 Asthma 362,015 2.4%
13 Congenital Abnomalities 351,563 2.3%
14 Cancer colon or rectum 234,469 1.5%
15 Conditions arising during the perinatal period 220,382 1.4%
16 Lower respiratory infections 195,448 1.3%
17 PTSD 193,533 1.3%
18 HIV 192,602 1.3%
19 Panic disorder 182,218 1.2%
20 Bipolar disorder 165,236 1.1%