Skip to main content

Table 1 Summary of the health status definitions, proportions and the associated disability weights (with corresponding 95% confidence intervals] CI]) used for this study as reported by the GBD2017 study

From: Measuring disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) due to low back pain in Malta

Health State Proportion Disability weight (CI)
Overall low back pain 100% N/A
Low back pain with leg pain (Table 2)  
Low back pain without leg pain (Table 2)  
Low back pain with leg pain, mild 27% 0.02 (0.01–0.04)
Low back pain with leg pain, moderate 36% 0.05 (0.04–0.08)
Low back pain with leg pain, severe 14% 0.33 (0.22–0.45)
Low back pain with leg pain, most severe 23% 0.38 (0.26–0.52)
Low back pain without leg pain, mild 41% 0.02 (0.01–0.04)
Low back pain without leg pain, moderate 35% 0.05 (0.04–0.08)
Low back pain without leg pain, severe 10% 0.27 (0.18–0.37)
Low back pain without leg pain, most severe 14% 0.37 (0.25–0.51)