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Table 5 Comparison of the mean burden due to sleeping sickness and malaria for Serere health facility, Soroti District, Uganda (data for malaria are from 1999 records). The YLLs, YLDs and DALYs figures in parenthesises where calculated with age weighting, while those outside the parentheses were calculated without age-weighting.

From: Estimating the burden of rhodesiense sleeping sickness during an outbreak in Serere, eastern Uganda

  Sleeping sickness   Ratio of sleeping sickness : malaria
  No under reporting 69% under-reporting Malaria Observed No under-reporting 69% under-reporting
Cases 84.5 143.5 11,228 1 : 133 1 : 78
In-patients 84.5 84.5 763 1 : 9.0 1 : 9.0
Deaths 4 59 2 1 : 0.50 1 : 0.03
YLLs 65 (76) 1137 (1406) 150.4 (176.6) 1:2.3 (1 : 2.3) 1 : 0.1 (1 : 0.1)
YLDs 21 (25) 21 (25) 120.3 (130.4) 1 : 5.7 (1 : 5.2) 1 : 5.7 (1 : 5.2)
DALYs 86 (101) 1157 (1430) 270.7 (306.9) 1 : 3.1 (1 : 3.0) 1 : 0.23 (1 : 0.21)