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DYNAMO-HIA–A Dynamic Modeling Tool for Generic Health Impact Assessments

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Stylized structure of disease life table.

The disease life tables contain disease clusters. Each disease cluster consists of one or more diseases. Within disease clusters, intermediate diseases – that is, a disease that increase the risk of getting another disease – can be specified (e.g. having diabetes increases the risk of getting IHD). All diseases are chronic diseases, i.e. excess mortality depends on age and sex and not on time since onset of disease. However, acutely fatal and/or cured fraction can be specified for diseases. The disease life table assumes independence between disease clusters. The user can freely specify the relative risks from risk-factor to disease, from risk-factor to death, and from intermediate disease to other diseases.

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