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Table 6 Modeled epidemiological data, YLL and YLD for sex and age groups (main analysis)

From: The burden of chronic mercury intoxication in artisanal small-scale gold mining in Zimbabwe: data availability and preliminary estimates

Age*(years) Chronic mercury intoxication
  Death cases** YLL Incident cases** Duration of disease (years)** YLD#
Occupationally exposed males (n = 246,750; see Table 4)      
0-8 <1 <10 200 44 1200
9-14 <1 <10 4,900 40 28,900
15-24 1 20 7,000 35 38,200
25-34 <1 10 2,300 26 10,100
35-41 <1 <10 <100 21 <100
≥42 1 20 <100 15 <100
Total 2 50 14,400 (average) 35 78,400
Occupationally exposed females (n = 103,250; see Table 4)      
0-8 <1 <10 <100 48 500
9-14 <1 <10 600 43 3,400
15-24 <1 <10 1,200 36 6,700
25-34 <1 <10 1,400 29 6,400
35-41 <1 <10 <100 26 <100
≥42 1 20 <100 20 <100
Total 2 30 3,300 (average) 35 17,000
  1. All numbers are rounded.
  2. *Age structure according to Table 4.
  3. **Modeled using DisMod II.
  4. #YLD calculation includes a 3% discount rate and non-uniform age weights. The Standard West Level 26 life table was used according to the Global Burden of Disease Study [28, 29, 31, 33].
  5. YLL: years of life lost due to premature mortality; YLD: years of life lost due to disability.