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Table 1 Interpretation of the Jenkins-Van Kerm (JVK) proportionality index

From: The relative importance and stability of disease burden causes over time: summarizing regional trends on disease burden for 290 causes over 28 years

Aggregate DALY rate Sign of proportionality (P) index Causes disproportionately responsible for growth/decline
Growing Positive Low-ranked
Negative High-ranked
Declining Positive High-ranked
Negative Low-ranked