The Burden of Injury Comparison Tool

Welcome to the European Injury Data Base Burden of Injury Tool (IDB-BOI). The IDB-BOI Tool was developed at the Farr Institute at Swansea University in Wales, as part of the European Injury Data Base (IDB) project funded by BRIDGE-Health, and allows comparative analyses of the burden of injury to be visualised interactively by country.

The internationally widely accepted method for measuring the burden of injury is Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs). DALYs are essentially a single indicator, which take into account the number of healthy and productive years lost through disability (years lived with disability – YLD) and death (years of life lost – YLL) through injury. The sum of these injury related DALYs across a population, or injury type, can be thought of as a measurement of the gap between current health status and an ideal health situation where the entire population lives to an advanced age, free of disability.

The IDB-BOI tool can be used to visually compare YLLs, YLDs, and DALYs by European country, year, gender, age group and injury types. Results are presented in several formats including maps, bar/line charts and heat maps. The master results spreadsheet containing YLLs, YLDs, and DALYs by country, year, age, gender and injury type can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Download Full Results Dataset’ tab. For further information on the data sources and disability weights utilised in the IDB DALY calculations, please click on the ‘Meta-data’ tab at the top of the page. If you have any further queries please contact us.