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International Journal of Public Health

pp 1–8

First Online: 03 August 2017Received: 01 May 2017Revised: 06 June 2017Accepted: 21 June 2017

Abstract

ObjectivesWe used GBD 2015 findings to measure the burden of intentional injuries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region EMR between 1990 and 2015.

MethodsThe Global Burden of Disease GBD study defines intentional injuries as a combination of self-harm including suicide, interpersonal violence, collective violence war, and legal intervention. We estimated number of deaths, years of life lost YLLs, years lived with disability YLDs, and disability-adjusted life years DALYs for each type of intentional injuries.

ResultsIn 2015, 28,695 individuals 95% UI: 25,474–37,832 died from self-harm, 35,626 95% UI: 20,947–41,857 from interpersonal violence, and 143,858 95% UI: 63,554–223,092 from collective violence and legal interventions. In 2015, collective violence and legal intervention was the fifth-leading cause of DALYs in the EMR and the leading cause in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya; they account for 49.7% of total DALYs in Syria.

ConclusionsOur findings call for increased efforts to stabilize the region and assist in rebuilding the health systems, as well as increasing transparency and employing preventive strategies to reduce self-harm and interpersonal injuries.

KeywordsIntentional injuries Eastern mediterranean region Burden of disease Corresponding author: Ali H. Mokdad.

This article is part of the supplement -The state of health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990–2015-.

GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Intentional Injuries Collaborators are listed at the end of the article.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1007-s00038-017-1005-2 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Intentional Injuries Collaborators - Ali H. Mokdad

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