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Table 1 Leading causes of burden of disease in 2008 - Malawi

From: Assessing the use of an essential health package in a sector wide approach in Malawi

RankĀ  Persons % total DALYs Males % total DALYs Females % total DALYs
1 HIV/AIDS 28.9 HIV/AIDS 24.9 HIV/AIDS 32.7
2 Lower respiratory infections 12.0 Lower respiratory infections 13.1 Lower respiratory infections 10.9
3 Malaria 8.6 Malaria 8.9 Malaria 8.4
4 Diarrhoeal diseases 8.4 Diarrhoeal diseases 8.8 Diarrhoeal diseases 8.0
5 Conditions arising during the perinatal period 4.2 Conditions arising during the perinatal period 5.9 Conditions arising during the perinatal period 2.6
6 Tuberculosis 2.2 Tuberculosis 2.9 Protein-energy malnutrition 1.8
7 Protein-energy malnutrition 1.9 Road traffic accidents 2.2 Tuberculosis 1.5
8 Road traffic accidents 1.6 Protein-energy malnutrition 2.0 Cataracts 1.3
9 Cataracts 1.1 Drownings 1.2 Unipolar depressive disorders 1.2
10 Unipolar depressive disorders 1.0 Cataracts 1.0 Abortion 1.1
11 Cerebrovascular disease 0.8 Violence 0.8 Road traffic accidents 1.0
12 Drownings 0.7 Lymphatic filariasis 0.8 Maternal sepsis 1.0
13 Ischaemic heart disease 0.7 Ischaemic heart disease 0.8 Cerebrovascular disease 0.9
14 Abortion 0.6 Unipolar depressive disorders 0.8 Maternal haemorrhage 0.8
15 Iron-deficiency anaemia 0.5 Cerebrovascular disease 0.7 Trachoma 0.7
16 Iodine deficiency 0.5 Drug use disorders 0.6 Ischaemic heart disease 0.6
17 Congenital anomalies 0.5 Congenital anomalies 0.6 Iron-deficiency anaemia 0.6
18 Asthma 0.5 Fires 0.6 Iodine deficiency 0.5
19 Lymphatic filariasis 0.5 Iodine deficiency 0.6 Asthma 0.5
20 Violence 0.5 Asthma 0.6 Congenital anomalies 0.5