Burden of non-communicable diseases from infectious causes in 2017: a modelling study

Matthew M Coates, Alexander Kintu, Neil Gupta, Emily B Wroe, Alma J Adler, Gene F Kwan, Paul H Park, Ruma Rajbhandari, Anthony L Byrne, Daniel C Casey, Gene Bukhman

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) cause a large burden of disease globally. Some infectious diseases cause an increased risk of developing specific NCDs. Although the NCD burden from some infectious causes has been quantified, in this study, we aimed to more comprehensively quantify the global burden of NCDs from infectious causes.

Globally, we quantified 130 million DALYs from NCDs attributable to infection, comprising 8·4% of all NCD DALYs.