Table 67.2Burden of Common Surgical Conditions

Surgical DALYs
Condition Estimated (millions)a Percentage Estimated surgical DALYs as a percentage of total DALYs Estimated surgical DALYs per 1,000 population
Congenital anomalies1491.02
Obstetrical complications1060.72
Cataracts and glaucoma850.51
Perinatal conditions740.51

Source: WHO 2002 and authors' estimates.

a. Estimated surgical DALYs refers to our conservative estimate of DALYs averted by surgical treatment in the most likely diseases for the most likely indications.

From: Chapter 67, Surgery

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Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. 2nd edition.
Jamison DT, Breman JG, Measham AR, et al., editors.
Washington (DC): World Bank; 2006.
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