Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries 1990—2010: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
Rates of YLDs per 100?000 people have remained largely constant over time but rise steadily with age. Population growth and ageing have increased YLD numbers and crude rates over the past two decades. Prevalences of the most common causes of YLDs, such as mental and behavioural disorders and musculoskeletal disorders, have not decreased. Health systems will need to address the needs of the rising numbers of individuals with a range of disorders that largely cause disability but not mortality. Quantification of the burden of non-fatal health outcomes will be crucial to understand how well health systems are responding to these challenges.