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Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015) Disability Weights

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General Info
Provider 
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Geography 
Coverage type 
Global
Time period covered 
01/1990 - 12/2015
Data type
Summary 

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015), coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors at the global, regional, national, territorial, and, for a subset of countries, subnational level.

Disability weights, which represent the magnitude of health loss associated with specific health outcomes, are used to calculate years lived with disability for these outcomes in a given population. The weights are measured on a scale from 0 to 1, where 0 equals a state of full health and 1 equals death. This dataset provides the disability weights for the 235 unique health states used to estimate nonfatal health outcomes for the GBD 2015 study. These data were published in The Lancet in October 2016 in "Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015."

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Publication year 
2016
Suggested citation 
Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015) Disability Weights. Seattle, United States: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2016.