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The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013), coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors globally and for 21 regions.

The sixth Millennium Development Goal (MDG 6) brought special attention to HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria. This dataset provides estimates of mortality and incidence for each of the three diseases, as well as prevalence of HIV and tuberculosis, for 188 countries, 21 regions, and globally by age group and sex, for 1990-2013. The results were published in The Lancet in July 2014 in "Global, regional, and national incidence and mortality for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria during 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013." 

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013), coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors globally and for 21 regions. Death and YLL results were published in The Lancet in December 2014 in "Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013." Files available from this record are the tables contained in the article. GBD 2010 DisMod source code for estimation and the source code for the updated GBD 2013 methods are both available online.

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013), coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors globally and for 21 regions.

This dataset measures progress towards the Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG 4) target of reduction of child mortality by two-thirds from 1990-2015. The data provide under-5 mortality numbers and rates per 1,000 live births for 188 countries, 21 regions, and globally by age group and sex, for 1990-2013. It also includes a Shapley decomposition analysis of the change in the number of under-5 deaths related to changes in various factors, from 1990-2013. The results were published in The Lancet in May 2014 in "Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013."

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013), coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors globally and for 21 regions. The fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG 5) established the goal of a 75% reduction in the maternal mortality ratio between 1990 and 2015.

This dataset provides the number of maternal deaths by cause and by timing with respect to delivery, and the maternal mortality ratio, for 188 countries, 21 regions, and globally by age group and sex, for 1990-2013. The results were published in The Lancet in May 2014 in “Global, regional, and national levels and causes of maternal mortality during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013.”

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013), coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors globally and for 21 regions. This dataset provides prevalence of overweight and obesity, and obesity alone, for 188 countries, 21 regions, and globally by age group and sex, for 1990-2013. The results were published in The Lancet in May 2014 in "Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults during 1980–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013."

Updated estimates from GBD 2015 are now available.

These data provide results from IHME's Malaria Control Policy Assessment (MCPA) project. Trend estimates are provided at country and district levels for a range of indicators including under-5 mortality, prevalence of childhood underweight, sociodemographic factors such as mean household size and average years of education, and coverage of child and maternal health interventions including malaria control, immunizations, exclusive breastfeeding, antenatal care, and skilled birth attendance for years 1990-2010.

This 2013 update of the Development Assistance for Health (DAH) database includes estimates for 1990-2011, which are based on project databases, financial statements, annual reports, IRS 990s, and correspondence with agencies.

The DAH database enables comprehensive analysis of trends in international disbursements for health from sources of funding and channels of funding and for recipient countries/geographic regions in health focus areas. The data associated with previous versions of IHME's Financing Global Health report were presented as two databases, the DAH country and regional recipient level database, and the DAH database. This year, in an effort to make the data more accessible to researchers, these databases have been combined.

To understand the framework used to track DAH, we recommend that users of the DAH database 1990-2011 review IHME's Financing Global Health 2013 policy report and methods appendix.

IHME research published in Population Health Metrics in March 2014, "Cigarette smoking prevalence in US counties: 1996-2012," provides prevalence estimates by county, year, and sex from 1996-2012. These files also include annualized rates of change by county.

These are IHME results data from a global analysis of tobacco use published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in January 2014.  The study, "Smoking Prevalence and Cigarette Consumption in 187 countries, 1980-2012," provides smoking prevalence, cigarette consumption, and annual rate of change estimates by country and sex from 1980 to 2012. 

These data were collected as part of the Population Health Metrics Research Consortium (PHMRC) project. The files contain verbal autopsies (VAs) that were collected at six sites in four countries (India, Mexico, Tanzania, and the Philippines) using a standardized VA questionnaire developed by the PHMRC. The three datasets correspond to the main questionnaire subcomponents: neonate, child, and adult. The individual VAs are matched with "gold standard" diagnoses of underlying causes of death, which were established from medical records using stringent diagnostic criteria, including laboratory, pathology and medical imaging findings. All "open narrative" portions of the VAs were parsed for individual words or stems, which are included as variables in the final dataset, to remove any potentially identifying information in that portion of the interview. Variables that were analyzed as "health care experience" in past research are identified in the codebook.

The GBD Study 2010 (http://www.healthdata.org/gbd) estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors globally and for 21 regions for 1990 and 2010.

These files provide estimates for relative risks due to exposure to particulate matter for ischemic heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, acute lower respiratory infection, and the code used to create the estimates. The integrated exposure response curve is based on studies on exposure to ambient air pollution, second hand tobacco smoke, household air pollution, and active smoking.

The GBD Integrated Exposure-Response functions were published in the Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives and presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology in Basel, Switzerland (http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/ehbasel13/?s=burnett ).  The paper and slides from the presentation are provided here.

IHME research, published in the journal AIDS provides estimates of health loss from HIV/AIDS as mesaured in DALYs, or disability-adjusted life years for 187 countries for years 1990-2010.  The study, The burden of HIV: insights from the GBD 2010, is part of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2010 (GBD 2010) Study.

IHME research, published in Population Health Metrics in July 2013, provides physical activity and obesity prevalence estimates by county and sex in the United States from 2001-2011.  The study, "Prevalence of physical activity and obesity in US counties, 2001-2011: a road map for action" examined county-level changes in physical activity and obesity.

IHME research, published in Population Health Metrics in July 2013, provides life expectancy data by county and sex in the United States from 1985-2010. The study, "Left Behind: Widening Disparities for Men and Women in US County Life Expectancy, 1985-2010," examines large disparities seen in life expectancy across communities. A previous study done by IHME provided US state and county life expectancy numbers by sex and race for the years 1987-2009.

The GBD Study 2010 estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors globally and for 21 regions for 1990 and 2010. The study was implemented as a collaboration of IHME as coordinating center, University of Queensland, Harvard School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of Tokyo, Imperial College London, and WHO.

These data provide results for the burden of disease and injury in the United States: deaths, years of life lost (YLLs), years lived with disability (YLDs), and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). The results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in July 2013 in “The state of US health, 1990-2010: burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors.”

The GBD Study 2010 estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors globally and for 21 regions for 1990 and 2010. The study was implemented as a collaboration of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) as coordinating center, University of Queensland, Harvard School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of Tokyo, Imperial College London, and WHO.

This dataset provides results for the burden of disease and injury in the United Kingdom. Metrics provided are deaths, years of life lost (YLLs), years lived with disability (YLDs), and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). The results were published in The Lancet in March 2013 in "UK health performance: findings of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010."

IHME research, published in PLOS ONE, provides hypertension data by county, race, and sex for adults over 30 years of age in the United States for 2001 and 2009. The study, "Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in the United States Counties, 2001-2009," examines awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension for every county.

The 2012 update of the Development Assistance for Health (DAH) database enables analysis of trends in disbursements on grants/loans from key agencies by funding agency, country/geographic region, and health focus area.

These DAH totals do not match those in the IHME DAH 1990-2010 database. This database only contains DAH allocable by country and/or region and does not contain DAH that could not be traced to a specific region or country.

The 1990-2008 database is available here, and the 1990-2009 database is available here.

This is the 2012 update of the Development Assistance for Health (DAH) database, which includes estimates based on project databases, financial statements, annual reports, IRS 990s, and correspondences with agencies.

It enables estimation of DAH envelope (disbursements and expenditures), trends in DAH (disbursements and expenditures) by global health institutions, and trends in DAH (disbursements and expenditures) by source of income. Also provided is a code file to generate figures based on the database.

The 1990-2008 database is available here, and the 1990-2009 database is available here.

The GBD Study 2010 estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors globally and for 21 regions for 1990 and 2010. The study was implemented as a collaboration of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) as coordinating center, University of Queensland, Harvard School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of Tokyo, Imperial College London, and WHO.

This dataset provides population estimates for each of the 21 GBD regions. Estimates are given for 1970 through 2010, by age and sex.

The GBD Study 2010 estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors globally and for 21 regions for 1990 and 2010. The study was implemented as a collaboration of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) as coordinating center, University of Queensland, Harvard School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of Tokyo, Imperial College London, and WHO.

This dataset provides decennial results for 1970-2010 for life expectancy and results for 1990 and 2010 for healthy life expectancy (HALE), which summarizes mortality and non-fatal outcomes in a single measure of average population health. HALE and life expectancy results were published in The Lancet in December 2012 in the papers “Healthy life expectancy for 187 countries, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the GBD Study 2010,” and "Age‐specific and sex‐specific mortality in 187 countries, 1970–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010."

The GBD Study 2010 estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors globally and for 21 regions for 1990 and 2010. The study was implemented as a collaboration of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) as coordinating center, University of Queensland, Harvard School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of Tokyo, Imperial College London, and WHO.

One dataset provides number of deaths and mortality rates for 187 countries, 21 regions, and globally by age group and sex, for 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010. The other provides the probabilities of dying between the ages of 15 and 60 (45q15), the probabilities of dying between birth and age 5 (5q0), and mean ages of death for the same geographies and years, and by sex. The results were published in The Lancet in December 2012 in "Age-specific and sex-specific mortality in 187 countries, 1970-2010: a systematic analysis for the GBD Study 2010."

The GBD Study 2010 estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors globally and for 21 regions for 1990 and 2010. The study was implemented as a collaboration of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) as coordinating center, University of Queensland, Harvard School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of Tokyo, Imperial College London, and WHO.

This dataset provides the disability weights with uncertainty intervals for 220 unique health states used to estimate non-fatal health outcomes in the GBD 2010 Study. The data were published in The Lancet in December 2012 in the paper “Common values in assessing health outcomes from disease and injury: disability weights measurement study for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010.”

The GBD Study 2010 estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors globally and for 21 regions for 1990 and 2010. The study was implemented as a collaboration of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) as coordinating center, University of Queensland, Harvard School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of Tokyo, Imperial College London, and WHO.

This dataset provides four metrics with uncertainty intervals for 291 diseases and injuries: deaths, years of life lost (YLLs), years lived with disability (YLDs), and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) by region, age, and sex. The results were published in The Lancet in December 2012 in "Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups," "Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries 1990-2010," and "Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 diseases and injuries in 21 regions, 1990-2010."

The GBD Study 2010 estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors globally and for 21 regions for 1990 and 2010. The study was implemented as a collaboration of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) as coordinating center, University of Queensland, Harvard School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of Tokyo, Imperial College London, and WHO.

This dataset provides results for the burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors, including the contribution to specific diseases and injuries. Metrics provided are deaths, years of life lost (YLLs), years lived with disability (YLDs), and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). Results are available for 1990 and 2010 by age and sex with uncertainty intervals. The results were published in The Lancet in December 2012 in "A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factor and risk factor clusters."

IHME research published in PLOS Medicine in October 2013, "Mortality in Iraq Associated with the 2003-2011 War and Occupation: Findings from a National Cluster Sample Survey by the University Collaborative Iraq Mortality Study," provides estimates of all cause mortality from 2001 to 2011. The files include data collected by two stage cluster sampling and data analysis source code used to produce estimates.

IHME research provides estimates on the discrepancies between calculated and reported changes in body weight and obesity prevalence between 2008 and 2009 among repeated cross-sections of US adults participating in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Results of the study were published in Preventive Medicine in August 2012 in "In denial: misperceptions of weight among adults in the United States."

IHME research published online in Population Health Metrics in July 2012. The study, Developing a comprehensive time series of GDP per capita for 210 countries from 1950 to 2015, provides a complete time series for these years in both US dollars and international dollars. This research also generated estimates for seven datasets that calculate GDP but were incomplete across years (World Bank, the United Nations Statistics Division, the International Monetary Fund, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Groningen).

IHME research, published in The Lancet, provides estimates of malaria mortality and cumulative probability of death from malaria for 105 countries with local malaria transmission. The study, Global malaria mortality between 1980 and 2010: a systematic analysis, is part of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2010 Study.

This December 2011 updated database includes US-based non-governmental organizations' (NGOs) financial data from USAID VolAg report years 1992-2010 (covers fiscal years 1990-2008) with unique ID codes added. The VolAg reports can be found on the USAID website.

The 1990-2007 database is available here.

This is the December 2011 update of the Development Assistance for Health (DAH) database which includes estimates based on data project databases, financial statements, annual reports, IRS 990s, and correspondences with agencies.

It enables estimation of DAH envelope (disbursements and expenditures), trends in DAH (disbursements and expenditures) by global health institutions, and trends in DAH (disbursements and expenditures) by source of income.

The 1990-2008 database is available here.

The December 2011 update of the Development Assistance for Health (DAH) database enables analysis of trends in disbursements on grants/loans from key agencies by funding agency, country/geographic region, and health focus area.

These DAH totals do not match those in the IHME DAH 1990-2009 database. This database only contains DAH allocable by country/region.

The 1990-2008 database is available here.

IHME research, published in The Lancet, provides estimates of breast and cervical cancer incidence and mortality for women aged 15-79 for 187 countries. The study, Breast and cervical cancer in 187 countries between 1980 and 2010: a systematic analysis, collected data on mortality and incidence for breast and cervical cancer and examined trends in reproductive aged women (aged 15-49) compared to women aged 15-79, as well as country and regional trends.

IHME results data from global analysis of child mortality for years 1990-2011 published online in The Lancet in September 2011. The study, Progress towards Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 on maternal and child mortality: an updated systematic analysis, provides global and country level estimates of child mortality rates, the number of child deaths, and the annualized rate of decline in child mortality.  Additionally, estimates of when each country will achieve MDG 4 are provided.  Countries that will achieve MDG 4 after 2040 have the value, "2040+."

This study included maternal mortality estimates, also available in the GHDx.

IHME results data from global analysis of maternal mortality for years 1990-2011 published online in The Lancet in September 2011. The study, Progress towards Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 on maternal and child mortality: an updated systematic analysis, provides global and country level estimates of the maternal mortality ratio (MMR - the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births), the number of maternal deaths, and the annualized rate of decline in MMR.  Additionally, estimates of when each country will achieve MDG 5 are provided.  Countries that will achieve MDG 5 after 2040 have the value, "2040+."

This study included child mortality estimates, also available in the GHDx.

This is a complete time series for life expectancy from 1987 to 2007 for all US counties, and released as part of IHME research published in Population Health Metrics. The study, "Falling behind: life expectancy in US counties from 2000 to 2007 in an international context," was published June 15, 2011. Results show large disparities nationwide.

Note: The 3,141 US counties were merged into 2,357 clusters for this research. This was done to account for changes in county definitions over time and low death counts in some counties. Counties with fewer than 7,000 males or 7,000 females were joined with neighboring counties in the same state of similar size, income, and percent of population reported as black or Native American until the cutoff was met. Within the dataset, counties in the same cluster will have the same results.

This database includes US-based non-governmental organizations' (NGOs) financial data from USAID VolAg report years 1992-2009 (covers fiscal years 1990-2007) with unique ID codes added. The VolAg reports can be found on the USAID website.

2011 update available here.

This database includes Development Assistance for Health (DAH) project databases that enable analysis of trends in disbursements on grants and loans from key agencies by funding agency, country/geographic region, and health focus area.

Note: The DAH totals in this database do not match up with those in the IHME Development Assistance for Health Database 1990-2008 because this database only contains DAH allocable by country and/or region and does not contain DAH that could not be traced to a specific region or country.

2011 update available here.

IHME results from paper, Public financing of health in developing countries: a cross-national systematic analysis published in The Lancet in April 2010. This dataset provides estimates on domestically financed government health expenditures in developing countries and development assistance for health (DAH) to governmental and non-governmental recipients from 1995 to 2006.

This database includes the Development Assistance for Health (DAH) estimates based on data  project databases, financial statements, annual reports, IRS 990s, and correspondences with agencies.

It enables estimation of DAH envelope (disbursements and expenditures), trends in DAH (disbursements and expenditures) by global health institutions, and trends in DAH (disbursements and expenditures) by source of income.

Graphing and additional use information are available in the "IHME_DAH_DATABASE_1990_2008_CODE.txt."

2011 update available here.

IHME research, published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, analyzed the most surveys on high cholesterol to date to generate estimates of prevalence rates, treatment rates, and control rates with confidence intervals for eight countries. The study, "High total serum cholesterol, medication coverage and therapeutic control: an analysis of national health examination survey data from eight countries," covers England, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Scotland, Thailand, and the United States. It reveals a wide gap in how patients with high cholesterol are treated in the countries studied.

IHME research, published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, assesses the relationships between the observed drop in mean systolic blood pressure and the use of antihypertensive medication and lifestyle factors, including body mass index, physical activity, alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, and dietary salt intake.

IHME research, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, studied interviews and hearing loss tests from four nationally representative surveys that were conducted between 1976 and 2006 on men and women aged 20-69. The research team developed a methodology for standardizing the surveys and used all available data to find the true trend in hearing loss reduction.

IHME results from the paper, Rapid scaling-up of insecticide-treated bed net coverage in Africa and its relationship with development assistance for health: A systematic synthesis of supply, distribution and household survey data, published online in PLoS Medicine in August 2010.  This data provides estimates of bed net ownership in at-risk populations, bed net use in children under five in at-risk populations, and trends in the scale-up of LLIN in 44 African countries for the years 1999-2008.

IHME research, published in Population Health Metrics in September 2010, introduces a new approach for generating estimates of health trends using small area measurement methods. The study, A novel framework for validating and applying standardized small area measurement strategies, provides estimates for diabetes prevalence by sex, difference between county and state prevalence, and a county ranking. Results show large variation in county-level diabetes prevalence rates.

IHME research, published in The Lancet, provides estimates of the educational attainment of men and women for 175 countries by age group and sex, and includes confidence intervals. The study, Increased educational attainment and its impact on child mortality: a systematic analysis in 175 countries from 1970 to 2009, examines gains in women's education and their contribution to declines in child mortality in the past 40 years.

IHME results, published in November 2010, provide a global assessment of trends in development assistance for health (DAH) from 1990 to 2008 and preliminary estimates for 2009 and 2010. The report, Financing Global Health 2010: Development Assistance and Country Spending in Economic Uncertainty, compiles contributions by all significant public and private channels of development assistance for improving health outcomes and strengthening health systems in low- and middle-income countries.

IHME research, published in the Lancet in 2008. The study, Tracking progress towards universal childhood immunizations and the impact of global initiatives, provides estimates with confidence intervals of the coverage of three-dose diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTP3) vaccination. The estimates take into account all publicly available data, including data from routine reporting systems and nationally representative surveys.

IHME results from paper, Worldwide mortality in men and women aged 15–59 years from 1970 to 2010: a systematic analysis, published online in The Lancet on April 30 2010.  This dataset provides global estimates of adult mortality risk, 45q15 (probability of death between the ages of 15 years and 60 years), between 1970 and 2010.

IHME research, published online in The Lancet in April 2010, with data from a global assessment of levels and trends in maternal mortality for the years 1980-2008. The  study, Maternal mortality for 181 countries, 1980-2008: a systematic analysis of progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5, provides global, regional, and national level estimates of the maternal mortality ratio (MMR - the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births) as well as the number of maternal deaths.

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