The 2nd South African National Burden of Disease (2nd SANBD) and Comparative Risk Assessment Study (2nd SACRA) will make use of a disability adjusted life years (DALY) measure to assess the burden of disease for South Africa. The DALY is desirable for health decision making since it quantifies the extent of mortality, morbidity and disability in a single unit making it an ideal measure to assess diseases of priority, guide resource allocation and monitor the impact of health programmes. A DALY calculation consists of various parameters which requires different value choices. This document lays out the various parameters of a DALY and the value choices that were made for each parameter for the 2nd SANBD and 2nd SACRA studies.
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