Table 3

Top 10 causes of death and disability combined in Chile,33 matched with the number and percentage of clinical trials that address the given cause between 2016 and 2019 (ie, after Law 20.850 was introduced)

Top 10 causes of death and disability combinedNumber of clinical trials addressing the given cause
(Chile, 2017)(Chile, 2016–2019; n (% of 303 registered trials))
1. Low back pain9 (3)
2. Ischaemic heart disease9 (3)
3. Stroke3 (1)
4. Diabetes7 (2.3)
5. Cirrhosis3 (1)
6. Neonatal disorders9 (3)
7. Depressive disorders1 (0.3)
8. Headache disorders0
9. Road injuries0
10. Anxiety disorders0
Total41 (13.5)
  • We used a broad interpretation of when trials address a given cause of death and disability, meaning the trial could address the given cause either directly or indirectly.