Productivity losses from injury in China

Y. Zhou, Timothy D. Baker, K. Rao, G. Li

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the productivity losses and costs of injury and disease in China using an improved approach. Methods: Potentially productive years of life lost (PPYLL) were calculated for injury and four major disease groups (respiratory, cardiovascular, infectious, neoplastic). Data sources: The mortality data are from the 1999 National Health Statistics Report and the morbidity data from the 1998 Second National Health Service Survey Report. Results: Injuries caused an annual PPYLL of 12.6 million years, more than for any disease group. The estimated annual economic cost of injury is equivalent to US$12.5 billion, almost four times the total public health services budget of China. Motor vehicle fatalities accounted for 25% of the total PPYLL from all injury deaths. Conclusion: Injury control and prevention programs merit priority to reflect the social and economic burden of injury in China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-127
Number of pages4
JournalInjury Prevention
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Zhou, Y., Baker, T. D., Rao, K., & Li, G. (2003). Productivity losses from injury in China. Injury Prevention, 9(2), 124-127. https://doi.org/10.1136/ip.9.2.124