A full 95 per cent of people were sick in 2013, and most people have multiple ailments at the same time.
These are the latest findings of the ongoing Global Burden of Disease Study, published last weekend in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet.
“We make estimates of what kills people and what makes people sick, in all countries in the world,” study lead author Theo Vos, professor of global health at the University of Washington, told Yahoo Canada.
The study began in 1990. A quarter century later, some intriguing numbers have emerged. Among them? Fully one third of us (2.3 billion people) are enduring five or more ailments simultaneously.
“One of the major findings is that the main causes of disability don’t change that much,” Vos explained. “There are exceptions, but what we’ve seen since 1990 is that death rates have dropped quite dramatically, almost anywhere we look. But the rate of change in the aggregate of all disabling conditions has been very slow.”
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