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Table 1 Key methodological steps in calculation of burden of disease

From: Reflections on key methodological decisions in national burden of disease assessments

Years of life lost to premature mortality Years of life lived with disability Disability Adjusted Life Year
Mortality data and definition of ill-defined deaths Definition of disease Age weighting and time discounting
Redistribution of ‘garbage codes’/ill-defined deaths Counting disease frequency Dealing with uncertainty in estimates
Choice of life table Usage of disability weights Choice of standard population
  Application of severity distributions  
  Multimorbidity corrections