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Global Burden of Disease Study 2021 (GBD 2021) Sources Tool

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2021 (GBD 2021) synthesizes a large number of data input sources to estimate mortality, causes of death and illness, and risk factors.

The Sources Tool lets you explore GBD 2021 data input sources and retrieve relevant metadata for them.

Use the selection boxes below to see these input sources by GBD component, geography, cause, risk, and more. After you have made your selection, you can view and access GHDx catalog records for sources used by GBD.

You can download your results set as a list of citations. You can also download a source metadata CSV to see more information about how the selected sources were used in the analysis for the Global Burden of Disease. This download contains relevant metadata about the input sources as suggested in the Guidelines for Accurate and Transparent Health Estimates Reporting (GATHER), a statement that promotes best practices in reporting health estimates.

For detailed information on the tool and the contents of the CSV files, refer to the GBD 2021 Sources Tool User Guide.