Burden of disease studies-crucial for informing public health policies.
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) constitute the highest burden.
According to the WHO, 21% of the total Disability adjusted life years in 2012 in Ireland were from NCDs.
Comprehensive recent estimate of NCDs burden employing common metrics are not available for the Irish population.
Aims of the study:
To measure the burden of selected NCDs (ischemic heart disease, stro...