[Articles] Global burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors for young people’s health during 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
June 20, 2016
- The Lancet 387, 10036 (2016)
Author: Ali H Mokdad, Mohammad Hossein Forouzanfar, Farah Daoud, Arwa A Mokdad, Charbel El Bcheraoui, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Hmwe Hmwe Kyu, Ryan M Barber, Joseph Wagner, Kelly Cercy, Hannah Kravitz, Megan Coggeshall, Adrienne Chew, Kevin F O'Rourke, Caitlyn Steiner, Marwa Tuffaha, Raghid Charara, Essam Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, Yaser Adi, Rima A Afifi, Hanan Alahmadi, Fadia AlBuhairan, Nicholas Allen, Mohammad AlMazroa, Abdulwahab A Al-Nehmi, Zulfa AlRayess, Monika Arora, Peter Azzopardi, Carmen Barroso, Mohammed Basulaiman, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Chris Bonell, Cecilia Breinbauer, Louisa Degenhardt, Donna Denno, Jing Fang, Adesegun Fatusi, Andrea B Feigl, Ritsuko Kakuma, Nadim Karam, Elissa Kennedy, Tawfik A M Khoja, Fadi Maalouf, Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer, Amitabh Mattoo, Terry McGovern, Ziad A Memish, George A Mensah, Vikram Patel, Suzanne Petroni, Nicola Reavley, Diego Rios Zertuche, Mohammad Saeedi, John Santelli, Susan M Sawyer, Fred Ssewamala, Kikelomo Taiwo, Muhammad Tantawy, Russell M Viner, Jane Waldfogel, Maria Paola Zuñiga, Mohsen Naghavi, Haidong Wang, Theo Vos, Alan D Lopez, Abdullah A Al Rabeeah, George C Patton, Christopher J L Murray
Our findings call for increased efforts to improve health and reduce the burden of disease and risks for diseases in later life in young people. Moreover, because of the large variations between countries in risks and burden, a global approach to improve health during this important period of life will fail unless the particularities of each country are taken into account. Finally, our results call for a strategy to overcome the financial and technical barriers to adequately capture young people’s health risk factors and their determinants in health information systems.