GBD Compare

Updated May 16, 2024

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Learn how to use the tool

Analyze how disease patterns have changed over time with the GBD’s most comprehensive visualization. Answer questions like: What was the global death toll of COVID-19 in 2020? What is the top cause of disability in your country? What percentage of lung cancer deaths were caused by smoking?  

Use maps, plots, treemaps, arrow diagrams, and a dozen other charts to compare trends in diseases, injuries, and risk factors; to explore the health profile within a country by age and sex; to compare countries with one another; or to explore regional and global trends. The visualization is available in 16 languages and the data is available to download. 

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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.
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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). GBD Compare Data Visualization. Seattle, WA: IHME, University of Washington, 2024. 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.