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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.

These are 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. These 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.

IHME results from paper, Neonatal, postneonatal, childhood, and under-5 mortality for 187 countries, 1970-2010: a systematic analysis of progress towards Millennium Development Goal 4, published online in The Lancet on May 24 2010.  This dataset provides estimates of neonatal, postneonatal, childhood, and under-5 mortality for 187 countries between 1970 and 2010.