Low back pain remains the leading cause of disability globally, and in 2020, there were more than half a billion prevalent cases of low back pain worldwide.
May 12, 2023
Effect of air pollution on disease burden, mortality, and life expectancy in North Africa and the Middle East
We found that if air pollution had been lowered to the theoretical minimum risk exposure levels for 2019, then the average life expectancy would have been 1·6 years higher.
April 25, 2023
Global burden of chronic respiratory diseases and risk factors, 1990–2019: an update from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019
We estimated mortality, years lived with disability, years of life lost, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), prevalence, and incidence of chronic respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pneumoconiosis, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary sarcoidosis.
April 1, 2023
Grading disorder severity and averted burden by access to treatment within the GBD framework: a case study with anxiety disorders
We estimated treatment use among respondents with anxiety disorder in the 1997 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (NSMHWB).
February 10, 2023
Burden of tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer in North Africa and Middle East countries, 1990 to 2019: Results from the GBD study 2019
Researchers found that tobacco use is still a leading cause of tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer in the region.
February 6, 2023
Neonate, infant, and child mortality by cause in provinces of Iran: An analysis for the Global Burden of Disease study 2019
All provinces achieved the Sustainable Development Goal 3.2 of neonatal mortality less than 12 and child mortality less than 25 per 1000 live births. However, disparities still exist across provinces, specifically in low-SDI provinces.
February 6, 2023
Levels and trends of maternal mortality and morbidity by cause in North Africa and Middle East, 1990 to 2019: An analysis for the Global Burden of Disease study 2019
Maternal mortality has significantly declined in the region since 1990 and only five countries (Afghanistan, Sudan, Yemen, Morocco, and Algeria) out of 21 nations didn’t achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of 70 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2019.
January 24, 2023
Burden of disease due to amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, and opioid use disorders in South America, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019
This study investigated the burden of disease attributable to amphetamine use disorder, cannabis use disorder (CAD), cocaine use disorder, and opioid use disorder (OUD) in South America from 1990 to 2019, on the basis of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2019.
January 18, 2023
The state of health in Pakistan and its provinces and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019
Comparison of health indicators since 1990 provides valuable insights about Pakistan's ability to strengthen its health-care system, reduce inequalities, improve female and child health outcomes, achieve universal health coverage, and meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
December 12, 2022
The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) Study has tracked trends in death and disability since 1990 and has provided an updated perspective on the status of cardiovascular health globally, regionally, and nationally.
December 7, 2022
Here, we detail the updated Spain 1990–2019 burden of disease estimates and project certain metrics up to 2030.
December 3, 2022
Progress towards the 2020 milestones of the end TB strategy in Cambodia: estimates of age and sex specific TB incidence and mortality from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019
We aimed to examine the levels and trends in the fatal and non-fatal TB burden in Cambodia from 1990 to 2019, assessing progress towards the WHO End TB interim milestones, which aim to reduce TB incidence rate by 20% and TB deaths by 35% from 2015 to 2020.
December 1, 2022
Neonate, infant, and child mortality in North Africa and Middle East by cause: An analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019
We report the number as well as mortality rates for neonates, infants, and children by cause across 21 countries in the region since 1990.
November 1, 2022
We analyzed trends in premature mortality from chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) between 1990 and 2019, projections until 2030, and the risk factors attributable to these diseases in the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries.
October 27, 2022
This State of Global Air report presents an overview of the state of air quality and its impacts on health in Africa.
October 25, 2022
We used verbal autopsy and vital registration data to model the proportion of venomous animal deaths due to snakes by location, age, year, and sex, and applied these proportions to venomous animal contact mortality estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2019 study.
October 20, 2022
The global, regional, and national burden of benign prostatic hyperplasia in 204 countries and territories from 2000 to 2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019
As part of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2019, we estimated global trends in, and prevalence of, benign prostatic hyperplasia and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia, in 21 regions and 204 countries and territories from 2000 to 2019.
October 11, 2022
The state of health in Indonesia’s provinces, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019
Long-term analyses of disease burden provide insights on Indonesia’s advance to universal health coverage and its ability to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
October 7, 2022
This report details the impacts of malnutrition in under-5 children with cleft throughout the world by merging the data collected on patients by Smile Train clinical partners with the estimates and insights on the direct health consequences of malnutrition from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study.
October 6, 2022
Assessing performance of the Healthcare Access and Quality Index, overall and by select age groups, for 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019
Drawing from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2019 (GBD 2019), we measured the Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) Index overall and for select age groups in 204 locations from 1990 to 2019.