New analysis suggests that recommendations for how much one can drink should be based on age and local disease rates.
14-25 years is a critical window for intervention.
Global prevalence of young smokers has decreased, but in some regions the absolute number is increasing.
Since 1990, the prevalence of smoking has decreased steadily around the globe. However, as populations have grown, the total number of smokers around the world has increased.
Key global risk factors contribute to millions of deaths every year.
Risk factors account for almost half of the healthy years of life lost around the world.
Since 1990, health loss has shifted towards a growing burden from NCDs and away from commuicable, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional (CMNN) diseases.
The Socio-demographic Index (SDI) combines information on the economy, education, and fertility rate of countries around the world, as a representation of social and economic development. Health outcomes are closely tied to this measure.
Burns and other injuries caused by exposure to fire, heat, and hot substances can cause severe disability and death, even when health care services are available. Among the world’s regions, substantial variation exists in both the number of cases of these injuries and the rates of death resulting from them.
This Visualizing Health Metrics infographic, based on estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2017 Study, features global patterns in prevalence of and deaths attributable to type 2 diabetes from 2007 through 2017.
The extraordinary resources invested to fight HIV/AIDS in low- and middle-income countries ($221 billion from 2000 to 2016) have helped change the course of history. This infographic highlights findings from the first long-term and comprehensive analysis of funding for HIV/AIDS.
Everyone, all over the world, deserves to live a long life in full health. The Global Burden of Disease study measures what prevents us from achieving that goal.
“Lifetime stroke risk” is the probability of a person developing a stroke at some point during their remaining lifespan, after accounting for other risks of death.
“Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 359 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990– 2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017” is based on more data than ever before. Nineteen new causes were added for a total of 359 causes. The study also includes a more detailed analysis of healthy life expectancy.
“Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017” is based on more data than ever before and includes 68,781 data sources used for the analysis of nonfatal causes of disease and injury. GBD 2017 added 19 new causes to its nonfatal analysis, for a total of 354 causes. The study includes a more detailed analysis of disability than previous versions of GBD.
“Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality and life expectancy, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017” is based on more data than ever before and includes 622 new data sources, for a total of 8,259 data sources. The 2017 study produced and used a new set of population estimates, which has led to substantial changes in mortality estimates in many countries. The analysis has been extended in time by two decades to start in 1950, and the statistical methods have been improved.
“Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality for 282 causes of death in 195 countries and territories, 1980–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017” estimated mortality for 282 causes of death in 195 countries from 1980 to 2017, adding 18 causes to its estimates compared to GBD 2016. In 2017, the GBD study added numerous data sources, including 127 country-years of vital registration data and 502 country-years of cancer registry data.
This update to the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors study (GBD) includes an important new feature: for the first time, population and fertility estimates were produced by the GBD collaborators. Those estimates confirm and extend our understanding of key population trends, including those related to health.
As of 2017, the leading global risk factors causing early death and disability for all ages combined were high blood pressure and smoking. The disease burden caused by these two risk factors, compared to the burden expected based on the level of socioeconomic development, varied considerably by region.
Based on past trends, most countries’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) index scores are projected to rise between 2017 and 2030. By 2030, the under-5 mortality, neonatal mortality, maternal mortality ratio, and malaria indicators had the most countries likely to attain their targets.
Health forecasts and alternative future scenarios can influence long-term planning and investments. The study shows that people’s health can improve, but such improvement demands attention, resources, action, and continued prioritization of these drivers of health.
Every day, 688 people die from firearm injuries around the world. Globally, homicide is the most common type of firearm death, but in some regions suicide is more common. Most firearm deaths occur as homicides of young men.
This Visualizing Health Metrics infographic, based on estimates from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016, sheds light on global trends in mortality attributable to high systolic blood pressure (SBP) from 1990 through 2016.
Summary of findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study on diabetes in the US at the state-level.
Summary of findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study on opioid deaths in the US at the state-level.