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Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (GBD 2017) 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 - 12/2017
Data type
Summary 

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (GBD 2017), 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.

Disability weights, which represent the magnitude of health loss associated with specific health outcomes, are used to calculate years lived with disability (YLD) 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 disability weights for the 234 unique health states used to estimate nonfatal health outcomes for the GBD 2017 study. The data were published in The Lancet in November 2018 in "Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017."

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Publication year 
2018
Suggested citation 
Global Burden of Disease Collaborative Network. Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (GBD 2017) Disability Weights. Seattle, United States: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2018.