Global Burden of Disease (GBD)

The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study provides a comprehensive picture of mortality and disability across countries, time, age, and sex. It quantifies health loss from hundreds of diseases, injuries, and risk factors, so that health systems can be improved and disparities eliminated.

281,586 Data sources were synthesized to estimate mortality, health outcomes, and risks from the GBD 2019 study.
3.5 billion+ Highly standardized and comprehensive estimates of health outcome and health system measures.
350+ Health outcomes and risk factors, providing a powerful basis for insights on global health trends and challenges.
10,000+ Individuals from over 160 countries and territories collaborate in vetting GBD data sources and estimates.

Interactive data visuals

Get the most out of the interactive data visuals with our GBD data and tools guide, containing an overview of all our web-based tools, definitions of metrics, full hierarchy lists, and more.

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GBD Compare

Analyze updated data about the world’s health levels and trends from 1990 to 2019 from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study.

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GBD Results

View and download estimates of the world’s health from 1990 to 2019.

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Health-related SDGs

Explore progress made toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1990–2021 and projections to 2030.

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WHO Rehabilitation Need Estimator

Analyze estimates of the world’s need for rehabilitation services from 1990 to 2019.

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Infographics and videos

Explore our library of infographics and videos to help you quickly share impactful stories to improve global health.


Learn more about GBD findings through health policy reports and peer-reviewed publications.

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Global burden of peripheral artery disease and its risk factors, 1990–2019

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Hepatitis B and C in Europe

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Global, regional, and national burden of meningitis and its aetiologies, 1990–2019

GBD data sources

Review and retrieve all GBD data sources from the Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx), the world's largest health data catalog.

GBD estimates

Download estimates generated from studies published in scientific journals, for all rounds of GBD from 2010 to present.