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Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 (GBD 2016) Reference Life Table

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General Info
Provider 
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Geography 
Coverage type 
Global
Time period covered 
01/1970 - 12/2016
Data type
Summary 

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 (GBD 2016), coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors for 195 countries and territories and at the subnational level for a subset of countries.

This reference life table is used in GBD to calculate years of life lost (YLLs). It was constructed based on the lowest estimated age-specific mortality rates from all locations with populations over 5 million in the 2015 iteration of GBD. YLLs are computed by multiplying the number of estimated deaths by the reference life table’s life expectancy at age of death. The table includes estimates for the probability of death within an age range, the proportion of the hypothetical cohort still alive at age x, and life expectancy at age x for ages 0 to 110+ at five-year intervals.

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Publication year 
2017
Suggested citation 
Global Burden of Disease Collaborative Network. Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 (GBD 2016) Reference Life Table. Seattle, United States: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2017.