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Volume 13, Number 2—February 2007

Research

Human African Trypanosomiasis in a Rural Community, Democratic Republic of Congo

Pascal Lutumba*†, Eric Makieya‡, Alexandra Shaw§, Filip Meheus¶, and Marleen Boelaert†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Programme National de Lutte contre la Trypanosomiase Humaine Africaine, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; †Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; ‡University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; §AP Consultants, Andover, United Kingdom; ¶Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Table 3

Estimation of HAT YLL without intervention, Buma, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2004*†

Age at onset, yDetected casesDetected deathsUndetected cases/death (at 40% underdetection)Total deathsLife expectancy, yYLLs age-weighted per deathYLLs age-weighted
YLLs‡YLLs§
0–5100.40.455.234.4013.7
6–10431.64.655.736.0108.0165.6
11–15993.612.652.635.4318.5445.9
16–20883.211.248.533.5268.3375.6
21–25461.67.644.531.0186.0235.6
26–30963.69.640.828.1168.6269.7
31–35361.27.237.025.0150.0180.1
36–40532.05.033.221.965.6109.4
41–45240.84.829.518.875.290.2
46–50742.86.825.815.963.4107.8
51–55250.85.822.113.165.475.8
56–60110.41.418.510.510.514.7
61–65110.41.415.18.28.211.5
66–70110.41.412.06.16.18.6
Total575722.879.80.01,493.82,104.2

*HAT, human African trypanosomiasis; YLL, years of life lost.
†Discount rate = 0.03; age weighting factor = 0.04; age weight modulating factor =1.
‡Excluding undetected cases.
§Including undetected cases.

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