A novel analytical technique shows that more adults are dying between the ages of 15 and 60 in developing countries than previously thought, according to new research. Additionally, the new techniques provide a tool for directly measuring the impact of HIV instead of relying solely on theoretical models.
Research shows that new analytical methods can measure child mortality more accurately and less expensively, enabling policymakers to respond more quickly to pressing public health concerns. The study shows how these new methods can be used to evaluate mortality trends in specific regions, revealing health disparities.
Novel techniques can make better use of incomplete vital registration systems for population health studies, according to new research. The study describes an approach to check the completeness and accuracy of databases that compile information from death certificates.
Despite previous estimates of maternal mortality that showed little progress, this study, reveals that maternal deaths fell from more than 500,000 annually to fewer than 350,000 over the past 30 years.
Research shows that more than 44,000 Iranian children under the age of 15 died due to injuries between 2001 and 2006, making injuries the leading cause of death among children in Iran.
Life expectancy in the US is shortened by more than four years because of preventable risk factors such as smoking and being overweight, IHME researchers found.
The rate of diabetes in the US varies widely state to state, as does the rate of diagnosis, depending in part on which state a person lives in, race, and whether the person has insurance. This is the first study to examine the prevalence of diabetes and the proportion of undiagnosed diabetes state by state.
Funding for health in developing countries quadrupled from $5.6 billion in 1990 to $21.8 billion in 2007, with private citizens, private foundations, and non-governmental organizations contributing an increasingly larger percentage of global health funding, research shows.
Research shows that Americans are hearing better today than they were 30 years ago, but progress on reducing hearing loss has slowed.
Iran has the highest death rate resulting from road traffic accidents of any country in the world, according to a study conducted by IHME researchers.
Smoking, high blood pressure, and being overweight or obese are responsible for the largest number of preventable deaths in the United States, research shows.
Research shows that Mexico’s recent health reforms appear to have considerably reduced catastrophic and out-of-pocket health spending on both inpatient and outpatient medical procedures, especially among the poor.
A patient’s satisfaction with the health care system depends more on factors external to the system than the patient’s actual health care experience, research shows.
The financial burden of out-of-pocket health spending is hampered by inconsistent survey methods, research shows.
Research conducted at IHME examines the number of children receiving diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTP3) immunizations in 193 countries from 1986 to 2006.
According to new research, declining mean systolic blood pressure (SBP) in Japan between 1986 and 2002 could be attributed to the increased use of antihypertensive medications, particularly among older adults, and lowered mean body mass index (BMI) in young women.
Research into a novel application of Bayesian inference shows that this method demonstrates considerable success in estimating the number of hospital admissions due to external causes based on injury diagnosis.
War causes more deaths than previously estimated, according by researchers at IHME and Harvard Medical School.
Cervical cancer is a leading cause of mortality worldwide, and research shows that effective coverage of cervical cancer screening is lacking, particularly in developing countries.
Despite gains in overall life expectancy in the United States between 1961 and 1999, the life expectancy of a significant segment of the population is actually declining or, at best, stagnating, according to new research.
The impact of the adoption of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) DOTS (directly observed therapy, short-course) tuberculosis control strategy in 187 WHO member states has been investigated using a novel approach.
Research shows that women suffer more from uncontrolled hypertension than men in every state, with the greatest prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension in the Southern United States.
Treatment of individuals in low-income and middle-income countries at high risk for cardiovascular disease with a preventive multidrug regimen could prevent almost a fifth of all deaths from cardiovascular disease, research shows.
Researchers at IHME propose a method of estimating cause-specific mortality fractions (CSMFs), or the fraction of all deaths due to a specific cause.
Research published in PLoS Medicine in November 2007 validated a novel method for analyzing verbal autopsy data (the symptom pattern method, developed at IHME) and found that this method outperformed another common verbal autopsy analytical method (physician-coded verbal autopsy, or PCVA).