Intentional injuries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2015: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study

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Intentional injuries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2015 : findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. / Mokdad, Ali H.; GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Intentional Injuries Collaborators.

I: International Journal of Public Health, Vol. 63, Nr. S1, 2018, s. 39-46.

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Mokdad, Ali H. ; GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Intentional Injuries Collaborators. / Intentional injuries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2015 : findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. I: International Journal of Public Health. 2018 ; Vol. 63, Nr. S1. s. 39-46.

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T1 - Intentional injuries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2015

T2 - findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study

AU - Mokdad, Ali H.

AU - GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Intentional Injuries Collaborators

AU - Ahmad Kiadaliri, Aliasghar

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - OBJECTIVES: We used GBD 2015 findings to measure the burden of intentional injuries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) between 1990 and 2015.METHODS: The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study defines intentional injuries as a combination of self-harm (including suicide), interpersonal violence, collective violence (war), and legal intervention. We estimated number of deaths, years of life lost (YLLs), years lived with disability (YLDs), and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for each type of intentional injuries.RESULTS: In 2015, 28,695 individuals (95% UI: 25,474-37,832) died from self-harm, 35,626 (95% UI: 20,947-41,857) from interpersonal violence, and 143,858 (95% UI: 63,554-223,092) from collective violence and legal interventions. In 2015, collective violence and legal intervention was the fifth-leading cause of DALYs in the EMR and the leading cause in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya; they account for 49.7% of total DALYs in Syria.CONCLUSIONS: Our findings call for increased efforts to stabilize the region and assist in rebuilding the health systems, as well as increasing transparency and employing preventive strategies to reduce self-harm and interpersonal injuries.

AB - OBJECTIVES: We used GBD 2015 findings to measure the burden of intentional injuries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) between 1990 and 2015.METHODS: The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study defines intentional injuries as a combination of self-harm (including suicide), interpersonal violence, collective violence (war), and legal intervention. We estimated number of deaths, years of life lost (YLLs), years lived with disability (YLDs), and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for each type of intentional injuries.RESULTS: In 2015, 28,695 individuals (95% UI: 25,474-37,832) died from self-harm, 35,626 (95% UI: 20,947-41,857) from interpersonal violence, and 143,858 (95% UI: 63,554-223,092) from collective violence and legal interventions. In 2015, collective violence and legal intervention was the fifth-leading cause of DALYs in the EMR and the leading cause in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya; they account for 49.7% of total DALYs in Syria.CONCLUSIONS: Our findings call for increased efforts to stabilize the region and assist in rebuilding the health systems, as well as increasing transparency and employing preventive strategies to reduce self-harm and interpersonal injuries.

KW - Journal Article

U2 - 10.1007/s00038-017-1005-2

DO - 10.1007/s00038-017-1005-2

M3 - Article

C2 - 28776251

VL - 63

SP - 39

EP - 46

JO - International Journal of Public Health

JF - International Journal of Public Health

SN - 1661-8564

IS - S1

ER -