Table 3

Top 10 countries with the highest absolute DALYs and the highest proportion of DALYs attributable to suboptimal breastfeeding in 1990 and 2010
Absolute DALYs (thousands) Percent of total country DALYs (%)
Rank 1990 2010 1990 2010
1 25,730 India 10,581 India 26.6 Nicaragua 20.2 Swaziland
2 11,113 China 4,544 Pakistan 24.7 Turkmenistan 18.0 South Africa
3 6,551 Pakistan 3,105 Nigeria 23.2 Brazil 17.2 Lesotho
4 6,233 Nigeria 2,915 Democratic Republic of the Congo 22.4 Azerbaijan 16.9 Yemen
5 4,832 Indonesia 1,600 Indonesia 22.0 Mexico 15.7 Turkmenistan
6 4,052 Brazil 1,481 Ethiopia 20.3 Swaziland 14.9 Azerbaijan
7 4,010 Bangladesh 1,252 China 20.0 Tajikistan 14.3 Namibia
8 2,773 Ethiopia 1,218 Afghanistan 19.5 South Africa 13.6 Pakistan
9 2,612 Egypt 1,002 Burkina Faso 19.5 Yemen 13.5 Tajikistan
10 2,199 Democratic Republic of the Congo 935 Niger 19.4 Egypt 13.3 Myanmar

DALYs, disability adjusted life years.

Roberts et al.

Roberts et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:254   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-254

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