Urologic diseases in the Islamic Republic of Iran: what are the public health priorities?
AbstractThis study was designed to estimate the burden of urologic diseases in the Islamic Republic of Iran as a practical method for defining public health priorities. Using World Health Organization guidelines for national burden of disease studies, 6 steps were performed: selecting diseases to include; dynamic modelling of diseases; gathering data about urologic diseases; computing the local disability weights of urologic diseases; data analysis with DisMod II; and computing the disability-adjusted life years for each disease. Renal calculus, acute cystitis, chronic prostatitis, benign prostate hyperplasia, male infertility and adult polycystic kidney disease comprised the greatest burden
Basiri, A., Mousavi, S.M., Naghavi, M., Araghi, I.A. & Namini, S.A. (2008). Urologic diseases in the Islamic Republic of Iran: what are the public health priorities?. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117563
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (6), 1338-1348, 2008
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