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, stroke, lung cancer, diabetes and COPD) for 1990 and 2010 in Ireland
To estimate burden attributable to five shared risk factors (dietary risks, alcohol, tobacco-use, high BMI, physical inactivity) in Ireland for 1990 and 2010.
To analyse trends in the computed health metrics for both the years in Ireland.
To estimate health adjusted life expectancy in Ireland for 1990 and 2010.