Analyze updated data about the world’s health levels and trends from 1990 to 2019 in this interactive tool using estimates from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study. Compare causes, injuries, and risks within a country, compare countries with regions or the world, and explore patterns and trends by country, age, and gender.
May 19-20, 2022
The 18th meeting of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Independent Advisory Committee (IAC) was convened in Seattle from the 19th - 20th May, 2022. It was the first face-to-face committee meeting since the Covid-19 pandemic began. The two-day meeting was held in the new ...
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) approach endeavors to measure disability and death from a multitude of causes worldwide. It has grown over the past 20 years into an international consortium of nearly 5,500 researchers, and its estimates are being updated annually.
View and download updated estimates of the world’s health for 369 diseases and injuries and 87 risk factors from 1990 to 2019 in this interactive tool.
This page summarizes all available resources from the capstone publication of the GBD 2019 study, including related data visualizations, data, publications, and country profiles.
This page summarizes all available resources from the capstone publication of the GBD 2017 study, including related data visualizations, data, publications, and country profiles.
Welcome, Global Burden of Disease Collaborators!
We are so glad you are here. The Collaborator Portal is a space for GBD Collaborators to:Learn about the GBD study and how to participate Find updates on recent activities and opportunities for c...
The data visualizations and web tools displaying GBD 2017 results and sources will be refreshed with all new results and sources for GBD 2019 on October 15, 2020. After the refresh, GBD 2017 results and sources will no longer be accessible via the tools listed below.Mortality Visu...
The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2017 comparative risk assessment (CRA) is a comprehensive approach to risk factor quantification that offers a useful tool for synthesizing evidence on risks and risk-outcome associations. With each annual GBD study, we update the GBD CRA to incorporate improved methods, new risks and risk-outcome pairs, and new data on risk exposure levels and risk-outcome associations.
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GBD trainings and workshops prepare learners to use and apply GBD data, results, and tools in academic, research, and professional settings. They are designed to build competency to assess and analyze trends and patterns in health outcomes and build proficiency in evidence-based decision-making.
The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) is the largest and most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. We continue to build and sustain an even larger and more diverse network of GBD Collaborators from around the world with expertise in demography, specific diseases, injuries, risk factors, and impairments, the epidemiological profile of individual countries, health financing, geospatial analysis, and health systems. We invite you to apply to join the GBD Collaborator Network.
Ukraine has revamped its health system using the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study to better address the health problems of its people. The Ministry of Health of Ukraine is also working with IHME to improve the science behind the estimates.
The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) provides annual estimates of the comparative magnitude of health loss due to causes of death and morbidity, and risk factors by age, sex, country, and over time. IHME is the coordinating center for GBD, a collaborative research...
Estimates are only as strong as the evidence they are built on. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study produces millions of estimates of health around the globe, estimates that are informing real-world policy and implementation. That means that they have to be built on good data, and a lot of it.
Dr. Cristiana Abbafati is a health economist at the University of Sapienza in Rome and a collaborator with the Global Burden of Disease Study. She utilizes GBD resources to better understand the relationship between Type II Diabetes, healthcare costs, and developmental levels in EU countries in order to recommend future health policies.
Underwriters Laboratories focused on home and workplace safety, publishes a Safety Index, an algorithm-based data science initiative to foster safe conditions through scientific applications addressing safety, security, and sustainability challenges. Data is integral to the Safety Index, and UL utilizes data from the Global Burden of Disease study (GBD).