Assessing the burden of maternal mortality is important for tracking progress and identifying public health gaps. This paper provides an overview of the burden of maternal mortality in the Eastern Mediterranean Region by underlying cause and age from 1990 to 2015.
August 4, 2017
The burden of mental disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean region, 1990–2015: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study
We used the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 to examine the burden of mental disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
August 3, 2017
Burden of obesity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study
We used the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study results to explore the burden of high body mass index in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
July 21, 2017
National disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 257 diseases and injuries in Ethiopia, 1990–2015: findings from the Global Burden of Disease study 2015
We aimed to determine the leading causes of premature mortality and disability using disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and describe the relative burden of disease and injuries in Ethiopia.
July 21, 2017
National mortality burden due to communicable, non-communicable, and other diseases in Ethiopia, 1990–2015: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015
Ethiopia lacks a complete vital registration system that would assist in measuring disease burden and risk factors. We used the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 (GBD 2015) estimates to describe the mortality burden from communicable, non-communicable, and other diseases in Ethiopia over the last 25 years.
July 19, 2017
Population health and regional variations of disease burden in Japan, 1990–2015: a systematic subnational analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015
Japan has entered the era of super-aging and advanced health transition, which is increasingly putting pressure on the sustainability of its health system. The level and pace of this health transition might vary across regions within Japan and concern is growing about increasing regional variations in disease burden. The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 (GBD 2015) provides a comprehensive, comparable framework. We used data from GBD 2015 with the aim to quantify the burden of disease and injuries, and to attribute risk factors in Japan at a subnational, prefecture level.
July 4, 2017
Incidence, prevalence and mortality rates of malaria in Ethiopia from 1990 to 2015: analysis of the global burden of diseases 2015
In Ethiopia there is no complete registration system to measure disease burden and risk factors accurately. In this study, the 2015 Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) data were used to analyze the incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates of malaria in Ethiopia over the last 25 years.
June 12, 2017
Although the rising pandemic of obesity has received major attention in many countries, the effects of this attention on trends and the disease burden of obesity remain uncertain. We analyzed data from 68.5 million persons to assess the trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adults between 1980 and 2015.
June 1, 2017
Estimates of global, regional, and national morbidity, mortality, and aetiologies of diarrheal diseases: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015
The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 (GBD 2015) provides an up-to-date analysis of the burden of diarrheal diseases. This study assesses cases, deaths, and etiologies spanning the past 25 years and informs the changing picture of diarrheal disease worldwide.
May 30, 2017
Burden of disease and health situation analysis: results of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Brazil network
The articles of this issue of the Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology are the result of efforts to estimate and analyze the burden of disease in Brazil and in its states.
May 18, 2017
Healthcare Access and Quality Index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2015: a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study
National levels of personal health-care access and quality can be approximated by measuring mortality rates from causes that should not be fatal in the presence of effective medical care (i.e., amenable mortality). Previous analyses of mortality amenable to health care only focused on high-income countries and faced several methodological challenges. In the present analysis, we use the highly standardized cause of death and risk factor estimates generated through the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) to improve and expand the quantification of personal health-care access and quality for 195 countries and territories from 1990 to 2015.
May 17, 2017
The burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) remains unclear in many regions of the world. The GBD (Global Burden of Disease) 2015 study integrated data on disease incidence, prevalence, and mortality to produce consistent, up-to-date estimates for cardiovascular burden.
May 16, 2017
Trends and patterns of geographic variation in cardiovascular mortality among US counties, 1980–2014
Regional variation in cardiovascular mortality is well-known but county-level estimates for all major cardiovascular conditions have not been produced.
May 1, 2017
Development assistance for health targets younger more than older age groups, relative to their disease burden. This disparity increased between 1990 and 2013. There are several potential causes for the disparity increase. We investigated the benefits from development assistance for health by age group.
April 24, 2017
Global and regional trends in the nutritional status of young people: a critical and neglected age group
Adolescence and emerging adulthood form a critical time period for the achievement of optimal health and nutrition across all stages of the life course. The results of this study paint a less than ideal picture of current young people's nutrition, suggesting dual burdens of underweight and high body-mass index in many countries and variable improvements in micronutrient deficiencies across geographical regions.
April 19, 2017
Financing Global Health 2016: Development Assistance, Public and Private Health Spending for the Pursuit of Universal Health Coverage
Financing Global Health 2016 is the eighth edition of IHME’s annual series on global health spending and health financing. In addition to describing the trends in development assistance for health (DAH), this year’s report features an expanded discussion of domestic spending across low-, middle-, and high-income countries to describe the context in which DAH operates, identify health financing gaps, and support the pursuit of universal health coverage.
April 19, 2017
Disparities on the Path to Universal Health Coverage presents a retrospective and prospective look at global trends in health financing, with a focus on understanding trends related to economic development and development assistance for health. This report is based on the Financing Global Health (FGH) 2016 study, a yearly effort conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington in Seattle.
April 19, 2017
Future and potential spending on health 2015–2040: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries
Estimates of future spending can be beneficial for policymakers and planners, and can identify financing gaps. In this study, we estimate future gross domestic product (GDP), all-sector government spending, and health spending disaggregated by source, and we compare expected future spending to potential future spending.
April 19, 2017
Evolution and patterns of global health financing 1995–2014: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries
In this study, we further explore global health financing trends and examine how the sources of funds used, types of services purchased, and development assistance for health disbursed change with economic development.
April 18, 2017
Disparities in mortality by county and $115 billion in spending raise issues of cost, quality, and value of services.