All Cause Injuries – Disability Adjusted Life Years

The following graphs present Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) estimates for Wales.  DALYs are an important summary measure to estimate the the burden of  disease/injury and combine years of life lost (YLL) and years lived with disability (YLD). A key component of DALY calculations are disability weights (DWs) which reflect the severity of an injury. Several studies have produced DW estimates for injuries, with one of the most comprehensive DW studies to date the Injury-VIBES (Validating and Improving Injury Burden Estimates Study). For the DALY estimates presented below we have used the Injury-VIBES DWs.  Further details around the calculation of DALYs can be found in the metadata section. It should be noted that DALY calculations are continually being refined and improved, and thus new estimates produced each year are likely to change slightly. Missing data points are due to counts being too small to present publicly (to prevent disclosure risks). A selection panel on the right of the page can be used to select the year of interest or to present data by Local Authority/Health Boards. The raw results and graphs can be downloaded by clicking on the download link in the bottom right. You can only download data from one graph at a time – please click on the title of the graph you are interested in to select this graph for download.

Due to data quality issues which may effect the interpretation of these results, it is recommended these results be interpreted with a degree of caution. Particularly differences between LA/HB, which could relate to differences in clinical practice or data coding practice between hospitals, rather than true variations in injury incidence. If you are planning to use AWISS indicators in your work, it is advised you speak with a member of the AWISS team before publishing your work (s.turner@swansea.ac.uk).  

For further information about how these DALYs were calculated please refer to the indicator report and metadata section.