Disease, injury, and risk factsheets

What are factsheets?

These two-page summaries offer a concise overview of causes, impairments, and risk factors modeled in GBD and the health loss related to them. The summaries include:

  • A summary results statement
  • A definition of the disease, injury, impairment, or risk
  • A brief listing of modeling updates in GBD 2021 compared to previous GBD rounds
  • Tables and figures display metrics for each topic

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How do I cite the factsheets?

We recommend using the following citation:

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). GBD 2021 Cause and Risk Summary: [CAUSE/RISK/IMPAIRMENT NAME]. Accessed [INSERT DATE]). Seattle, USA: IHME, University of Washington, 2024.