Research and analysis

Global Burden of Disease

The Global Burden of Disease 2019: a critical resource for informed policymaking
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GBD is the most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. It is the product of a global research collaborative and quantifies the impact of hundreds of diseases, injuries, and risk factors around the world.

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About the GBD

Most recent study in 2019 covers 204 countries. Find links to data and publications.

Analyze updated data about the world’s health levels and trends from 1990 to 2019 through interactive visualizations.

Download infographics targeted at preventing disease based on behavioral risk factors.

Health policy and planning

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Health financing

Learn how health systems are funded around the world with IHME's research on health financing.

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Health forecasting

View projections for scenarios showing a wide range of potential health outcomes.

Research project

Program and policy evaluations

Understand how well policies and programs are working and why through IHME's independent evaluations work.

Health by location

Country profiles

Health research by location

Get an overview of population health and demographic information for every country of the world. We also provide profiles for select subnational locations.

Topic overview

United States (US) health

To understand and address the great disparities in health and health spending across the United States, IHME measures health at the state and county level.

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