Table 2

Publications by four major disease categories which account for the largest disease burden as measured by disability adjusted life years

Disease-specific categoryPublications n (%)DALYs (%)*
NCDs†138 (54.5)72.6
RMNCH and nutrition77 (30.4)8.6
CDs37 (14.6)6.7
Injuries1 (0.4)12.1
Total253 (100)100
  • *Disability adjusted life years for DPRK in 2016

  • †NCDs include dental health and mental health, as per IHME.

  • CDs, communicable diseases; NCDs, non-communicable diseases; RMNCH, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health.