While national-level estimates on population health and disease burden over time reveal global disparities, being able to look within countries to see how health outcomes compare across regions – or even within single communities – is equally important. For the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study 2013, researchers partnered with in-country teams in China, Mexico, and the United Kingdom to produce the first subnational, provincial-, and state-level GBD studies in those countries.
IHME Director Christopher Murray shared new findings and data visualization tools from the Global Burden of Disease 2013 study at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Assistant Professor Abraham Flaxman introduces a new book on disease modeling methods, data visualizations show trends in disease burden and health spending, and faculty present on improving public health with better health evidence.
Many of India’s 29 states are larger than most of the world’s countries. But this country within a country can be hidden by the other 1 billion people in India. That means that the health challenges of different parts of India can be hidden by the overall health trends at the national level.
Recently published articles explore ways to predict health risk and model adult congenital heart disease, measure air pollution concentrations, and assess vitamin D deficiency in Saudi Arabia.