About the tool
The Burden of Proof tool shows the strength of evidence between health risks and outcomes, indicating the likelihood of certain behaviors to have an impact on health. The tool uses a novel star-rating system to rank each pair from one to five, based on both the magnitude of risk shown by studies to date, as well as the consistency of findings between those studies. Explore the star ratings and risk-outcome scores for outcomes including cancers, heart disease, and stroke related to four health risks: smoking, high blood pressure, unprocessed red meat consumption, and low vegetable consumption.
Note: The tool currently displays 50 risk-outcome pairs related to the Burden of Proof manuscript and related risk-outcome score papers. There will be a second release that will include a larger set of risk-outcome pairs at a later date.
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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Burden of Proof. Seattle, WA: IHME, University of Washington, 2022. Available from https://vizhub.healthdata.org/burden-of-proof/. (Accessed [INSERT DATE])