Table 1

Input data for the Brazil and Malawi case examples

Model elementsBrazil ALLMalawi BLReference
Age weight11Murray19
Constant weight0.16580.1658Murray19
Parameter of the age weighting function0.040.04Murray19
Disability weight for type of cancer0.090.06Mathers22
Brazil and Malawi GDP per capita 2011 estimate, US$$11 900$900World Factbook21
Brazil and Malawi life expectancy, years72.7952.31World Factbook21
Age at diagnosis, years5.46.9Howard25 Hesseling26
Number of new leukaemia cases in Brazil1724Ferlay1
Number of new non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cases in Malawi497Ferlay1
Proportion of leukaemia that is ALL0.78Xie24
Proportion of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that is BL0.9Molyneux3
Proportion of patients completing treatment0.991Howard25 Hesseling26
Proportion of patients achieving event-free survival0.630.48Howard25 Hesseling26
Duration of disability during treatment, years20.15Howard25 Hesseling26
  • ALL, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia; BL, Burkitt lymphoma; GDP, gross domestic product.