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Volume 12, Number 2—February 2006

Research

Global Socioeconomic Impact of Cystic Echinococcosis

Christine M. Budke*, Peter Deplazes*, and Paul R. Torgerson*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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Table 4

Estimated global impact of cystic echinococcosis in terms of DALYs lost

Region* Total unadjusted DALYs lost (95% CI)† Total adjusted DALYs lost (95% CI)
Western Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand 11,842 (8,977–15,722) 41,891 (30,949–55,014)
Middle Eastern Crescent 104,503 (79,291–135,722) 370,056 (275,228–486,353)
Formerly socialist economies of Europe and Russia 17,317 (13,129–22,371) 61,369 (45,800–80,077)
China 112,451 (85,001–145,898) 398,015 (295,922–521,879)
Other Asia and Islands 1,130 (851–1,462) 4,003 (2,971–5,256)
Sub-Saharan Africa 2,639 (1,926–3,518) 9,314 (6,664–12,623)
Latin America and the Caribbean 14,834 (11,252–19,241) 52,693 (38,787–69,380)
India 20,691 (15,666–26,822) 73,364 (54,518–96,263)
World 285,407 (218,515–366, 133) 1,009,662 (862,119–1,175,654)

*Regional breakdown of disability-associated life years (DALYs) lost is based on that used in the Global Burden of Disease study (7).
†CI, confidence interval.

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