Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Corrigendum

Volume 91, Number 9, September 2013, 715

Table 2. Deaths and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) attributable to unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene, by disease and age group, China, 2008

Cases No. (%) of deaths No. (%) of DALYsa
Disease
Diarrhoeal disease 487 305 914 62 655 (99.7) 2 750 874 (98.0)
Ascariasis 158 587 041 0 (0) 19 762 (0.7)
Japanese encephalitis 3296 158 (0.3) 20 956 (0.7)
Hookworm infection 73 127 379 0 (0) 8182 (0.3)
Schistosomiasis 679 464 0 (0) 5195 (0.2)
Trichuriasis 55 109 540 0 (0) 1844 (0.1)
Malaria 10 364 9 (0) 232 (0)
Dengue 207 0 (0) 4 (0)
Age (years)
0–4 61 192 (97.4) 2 330 113 (83.0)
5–14 75 (0.1) 103 806 (3.7)
15–44 388 (0.6) 275 513 (9.8)
45–59 195 (0.3) 64 131 (2.3)
60+ 971 (1.5) 33 486 (1.2)
Total 62 822 (100) 2 807 049 (100)

a DALYs are age-weighted and include 3% annual discounting.

Note: The estimates are based on data from the Chinese National Infectious Disease Reporting system, China’s National Helminth Infection Surveys, China’s National Survey on Rural Water and Sanitation, the Chinese Census and the Global Burden of Disease Project. Estimates of the fraction of each disease attributable to unsafe water and poor sanitation are based on a detailed review of the Chinese and international literature.