GBD Compare

Updated October 15, 2020

Analyze updated estimates of the world’s health for 369 diseases and injuries and 87 risk factors from 1990 to 2019 in this interactive tool. Use maps and treemaps, arrow diagrams, and many other charts to compare causes and risks within a country, compare countries with regions or the world, and explore patterns and trends by country, age, and sex. Results at the subnational level are also available for select countries. Drill down from a global view into specific details. Compare expected and observed trends. Watch how disease patterns have changed over time. Learn which causes of death and disability are having more impact and which are waning.

Measures available include:

  • Deaths
  • Years of life lost (YLLs)
  • Years lived with disability (YLDs)
  • Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs)
  • Incidence
  • Prevalence
  • Maternal mortality ratio
  • Probability of death
  • Life expectancy
  • Healthy life expectancy (HALE)

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Downloading data in languages with special characters

  1. Download data as a CSV, and save to the location of your choice.
  2. Open Excel, and click on the Data menu bar option.
  3. Click on the From Text icon.
  4. Navigate to the location of the CSV file you want to import. 
  5. Click on the filename, and then click on the Import button. The Text Import Wizard - Step 1 of 3 window will appear.
  6. In Step 1 of 3, for the file type, choose Delimited.
  7. For the file origin, choose 65001: Unicode (UTF-8), and then click Next.
  8. In Step 2 of 3, for delimiters, select Comma, and then click Next.
  9. In Step 3 of 3, click Finish.
  10. In the pop-up window, click Ok.
Open data visual


Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). GBD Compare Data Visualization. Seattle, WA: IHME, University of Washington, 2020. Available from (Accessed [INSERT DATE])

Browser notes

  • Use the latest version of Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox.
  • Use Ctrl+0 to reset the browser zoom. Sometimes having the browser zoomed in or out interferes with the layout or a few mouse-dependent properties.
  • If the visualization isn't loading or looks distorted, try clearing your cache. See's-Cache for pointers.