Global and National Burden of Diseases and Injuries Among Children and Adolescents Between 1990 and 2013

Hmwe Kyu, Christine Pinho, Joseph Wagner, Jonathan Brown, Amelia Bertozzi-Villa, Fiona Charlson, Luc Edgar Coffeng, Lalit Dandona, Holly Erskine, Alize Ferrari, Christina Fitzmaurice, Thomas Fleming, Mohammad Forouzanfar, Nicholas Graetz, Caterina Guinovart, Juanita Haagsma, Hideki Higashi, Nicholas Kassebaum, Heidi Larson, Stephen LimAli Mokdad, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Shaun Odell, Gregory Roth, Peter Serina, Jeffrey Stanaway, Awoke Misganaw, Harvey Whiteford, Timothy Wolock, Sarah Wulf Hanson, Foad Abd-Allah, Semaw Abera, Laith Abu-Raddad, Fadia AlBuhairan, Azmeraw Amare, Carl Abelardo Antonio, Al Artaman, Suzanne Barker-Collo, Lope Barrero, Corina Benjet, Isabela Bensenor, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Boris Bikbov, Alexandra Brazinova, Ismael Campos-Nonato, Carlos Castañeda-Orjuela, Ferrán Catalá-López, Rajiv Chowdhury, Cyrus Cooper, John Crump, Rakhi Dandona, Louisa Degenhardt, Robert Dellavalle, Samath Dharmaratne, Emerito Jose Faraon, Valery Feigin, Thomas Fürst, Johanna Geleijnse, Bradford Gessner, Katherine Gibney, Atsushi Goto, David Gunnell, Graeme Hankey, Roderick Hay, John Hornberger, H. Dean Hosgood, Guoqing Hu, Kathryn Jacobsen, Sudha Jayaraman, Panniyammakal Jeemon, Jost Jonas, André Karch, Daniel Kim, Sungroul Kim, Yoshihiro Kokubo, Barthelemy Kuate Defo, Burcu Kucuk Bicer, G. Anil Kumar, Anders Larsson, Janet Leasher, Ricky Leung, Yongmei Li, Steven Lipshultz, Alan Lopez, Paulo Lotufo, Raimundas Lunevicius, Ronan Lyons, Marek Majdan, Reza Malekzadeh, Taufiq Mashal, Amanda Mason-Jones, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Ziad Memish, Walter Mendoza, Ted Miller, Charles Mock, Joseph Murray, Sandra Nolte, In-Hwan Oh, Bolajoko Olubukunola Olusanya, Katrina Ortblad, Eun-Kee Park, Angel Paternina Caicedo, Scott Patten, George Patton, David Pereira, Norberto Perico, Frédéric Piel, Suzanne Polinder, Svetlana Popova, Farshad Pourmalek, D. Alex Quistberg, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Alina Rodriguez, David Rojas-Rueda, Dietrich Rothenbacher, David Rothstein, Juan Sanabria, Itamar Santos, David Schwebel, Sadaf Sepanlou, Amira Shaheen, Rahman Shiri, Ivy Shiue, Vegard Skirbekk, Karen Sliwa, Chandrashekhar Sreeramareddy, Dan Stein, Timothy Steiner, Lars Jacob Stovner, Bryan Sykes, Karen Tabb, Abdullah Sulieman Terkawi, Alan Thomson, Andrew Thorne-Lyman, Jeffrey Allen Towbin, Kingsley Nnanna Ukwaja, Tommi Vasankari, Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian, Vasiliy Victorovich Vlassov, Stein Emil Vollset, Elisabete Weiderpass, Robert Weintraub, Andrea Werdecker, James Wilkinson, Solomon Meseret Woldeyohannes, Charles Wolfe, Yuichiro Yano, Paul Yip, Naohiro Yonemoto, Seok-Jun Yoon, Mustafa Younis, Chuanhua Yu, Maysaa El Sayed Zaki, Mohsen Naghavi, Christopher Murray, Theo Vos

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Abstract

Importance - The literature focuses on mortality among children younger than 5 years. Comparable information on nonfatal health outcomes among these children and the fatal and nonfatal burden of diseases and injuries among older children and adolescents is scarce. Objective - To determine levels and trends in the fatal and nonfatal burden of diseases and injuries among younger children (aged <5 years), older children (aged 5-9 years), and adolescents (aged 10-19 years) between 1990 and 2013 in 188 countries from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2013 study. Conclusions and Relevance - Understanding the levels and trends of the leading causes of death and disability among children and adolescents is critical to guide investment and inform policies. Monitoring these trends over time is also key to understanding where interventions are having an impact. Proven interventions exist to prevent or treat the leading causes of unnecessary death and disability among children and adolescents. The findings presented here show that these are underused and give guidance to policy makers in countries where more attention is needed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-287
JournalJAMA Pediatrics
Volume170
Issue number3
Early online date25 Jan 2016
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Jan 2016

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