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Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015) Data Input Sources Tool

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015) synthesized a large number of input sources to estimate mortality, causes of death and illness, and risk factors for 195 countries and territories from 1990–2015. 

The Data Input Sources Tool lets you explore GBD 2015 input sources and retrieve relevant metadata.

Use the selection boxes below to see these input sources by GBD component, geography, and cause, risk, covariate, or impairment. After you have made your selection, you can view and access GHDx catalog records for input sources used by GBD.

Download these input sources as a CSV file to see more information about how they were used in the analysis for the Global Burden of Disease. This CSV file contains relevant metadata about the input sources as suggested in the Guidelines for Accurate and Transparent Health Estimates Reporting (GATHER), a statement that promotes best practices in reporting health estimates.

For detailed information on the tool and the contents of the CSV files, refer to the following documents:

Other resources for GBD 2015 including estimates, code, and visualizations can be accessed from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 page in the GHDx. Visit the GBD page on the IHME website for more information.