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Table 4 Difference in DALYs and QALYs: Sensitivity analyses for average lifetime health loss*.

From: The health loss from ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage: evidence from the North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study (NEMESIS)

Stroke subtype DALYs QALYs Difference
Intracerebral hemorrhage (n = 4 291)    
   Average per first-ever stroke event 6.45 6.17 0.28
   Total health loss for cohort 27 696 26 456 1 240
Ischemic stroke (n = 27 660)    
   Average per first-ever stroke event 5.49 5.09 0.40
   Total health loss for cohort (years lost) 151 982 140 835 11 147
  1. *Weighted by age and gender distribution of the 2004 reference cohort. DALYs estimated using the Western Australian ' excess' case fatality rate from the WA hospital morbidity database after 28 days following stroke and disability weights for stroke [14]. DALYs: Disability Adjusted Life Years; QALYs: Quality Adjusted Life Years.