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Table 7 DALYs attributable to occupational mercury exposure from gold mining in Zimbabwe in 2004 by subgroup

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

Age*(years) Males Females Total
Population** DALYs DALYs per 1,000 Population** DALYs DALYs per 1,000 Population** DALYs DALYs per 1,000
0-8 1,540,000 1,200 <1 1,529,000 500 <1 3,069,000 1,700 <1
9-14 1,042,000 28,900 28 1,038,000 3,400 3 2,080,000 32,300 16
15-24 1,533,000 38,200 25 1,552,000 6,700 4 3,085,000 44,900 15
25-34 871,000 10,100 12 870,000 6,400 7 1,741,000 16,500 9
35-41 293,000 <100 <1 353,000 <100 <1 646,000 <100 <1
≥42 788,000 <100 <1 1,083,000 <100 <1 1,870,000 <100 <1
Total 6,067,000 78,400 13 6,425,000 17,000 3 12,492,000 95,400 8
  1. All numbers are rounded.
  2. The results of this analysis rest on the assumptions given in Table 2. Changing the assumptions will require changing the analysis.
  3. *Age structure according to Table 4.
  4. **Zimbabwe’s population in 2004; source: World population prospects by the United Nations [49].
  5. DALYs: disability-adjusted life years.