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The Global All-Cause Morbidity and Mortality Burden in Adolescents by Country Income Groups, Age, and Sex

        ∗Disability-adjusted life years [DALY] are a measure of the overall disease burden, including both the morbidity burden (expressed as years of healthy life lost because of disability [YLD]) and the mortality burden (expressed as years of healthy life lost because of mortality [YLL]). Disease burden refers to morbidity and mortality from all causes.
        • The disease burden among adolescents decreases substantially with increasing country income in all adolescent sex and age groups.
        • The variation in the adolescent disease burden across income groups is largely because of higher mortality in the lower-income countries, while the morbidity burden shows much less variation by country income groups.
        • The disease burden is higher in older adolescents (15–19 years) than in younger adolescents (10–14 years) across all income groups and for both males and females.
        • The disease burden is higher in men than in women, except in lower-middle-income countries.