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Lozano R, Gómez-Dantés H, Garrido-Latorre F, Jiménez-Corona A, Campuzano-Rincón JC, Franco-Marina F, Medina-Mora ME, Borges G, Naghavi M, Wang H, Vos T, Lopez AD, Murray CJ. Salud Publica Mex. 2013; 55(6): 580-594.

Vernacular Title

La carga de enfermedad, lesiones, factores de riesgo y desafíos para el sistema de salud en México.


Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Washington, DC, EUA.


(Copyright © 2013, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica)






OBJECTIVE. To present the results of the burden of disease, injuries and risk factors in Mexico from 1990 to 2010 for the principal illnesses, injuries and risk factors by sex.

MATERIALS AND METHODS. A secondary analysis of the study results published by the Global Burden of Disease 2010 for Mexico performed by IHME.

RESULTS. In 2010, Mexico lost 26.2 million of Disability adjusted live years (DALYs), 56 % were in male and 44 % in women. The main causes of DALYs in men are violence, ischemic heart disease and road traffic injuries. In the case of women the leading causes are diabetes, chronic kidney disease and ischemic heart diseases. The mental disorders and musculoskeletal conditions concentrate 18% of health lost. The risk factors that most affect men in Mexico are: alcohol consumption, overweight/obesity, high blood glucose levels and blood pressure and tobacco consumption (35.6 % of DALYs lost). In women, overweight and obesity, high blood sugar and blood pressure, lack of physical activity and consumption of alcohol are responsible for 40 % of DALYs lost. In both sexes the problems with diet contribute 12% of the burden.

CONCLUSIONS. The epidemiological situation in Mexico, demands an urgent adaptation and modernization of the health system.

Language: es


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