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Table 4 Differences in South Korean and global disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) values and association with South Korean governmental research funds

From: The relationship between government research funding and the cancer burden in South Korea: implications for prioritising health research

CancerDifferences in DALYs (Korean – Global)a
2003200620092013
Bladder cancer−3.38−1.97−0.431.84
Brain and nervous system cancer− 35.57− 37.55− 36.54−36.49
Breast cancer−51.57−37.37−16.19−4.63
Cervical cancer−28.21−34.72−37.08− 44.13
Colon and rectum cancer87.63123.68156.63162.55
Oesophageal cancer−66.02−60.20−54.48−52.30
Gallbladder and biliary tract cancer118.01117.77119.50114.97
Kidney cancer2.627.3612.9219.20
Larynx cancer−15.34−19.58−22.23−24.66
Leukaemia−40.02−38.28−31.21−36.44
Lip and oral cavity cancer−29.71−32.06−33.57− 35.73
Liver cancer452.03425.15397.77331.61
Malignant skin melanoma−13.03−12.16−10.96− 10.39
Mesothelioma−4.66−4.09−3.66−3.50
Multiple myeloma0.624.028.2110.23
Nasopharynx cancer−13.24−11.70− 11.43−12.52
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma−3.83−2.64−1.79−0.81
Other pharynx cancer−18.79−18.44− 19.56−20.67
Ovarian cancer−10.03−6.79−2.44−0.16
Pancreatic cancer64.1874.6291.20105.41
Prostate cancer−35.63−28.57−20.59−12.46
Stomach cancer421.41380.21346.85271.43
Testicular cancer−4.21−4.23−4.17−4.01
Thyroid cancer17.2426.0933.9735.88
Tracheal, bronchus and lung cancer165.47179.38189.14180.83
Association with Korean governmental research fundsR0.4150.3310.3280.345
P value0.0390.1060.1090.091
  1. aThe values of DALYs difference are shown as DALYs per 100,000 population