The sum of years of potential life lost due to premature mortality from rheumatic heart disease and the years of productive life lost due to disability from rheumatic heart disease, in females; expressed as an age-standardized rate per 100,000 population, using the IHME standard. DALY are also defined as years of healthy life lost. DALY is calculated as: DALY = YLL (Years of life lost) + YLD (Years lived with disability).
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