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Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 (GBD 2019) Covariates 1980-2019


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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
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Time period covered 
01/1980 - 12/2019
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The Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 (GBD 2019), coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors for 204 countries and territories and selected subnational locations.

Covariates, which are independent variables with a positive or negative relationship to GBD diseases and conditions, are used to inform the estimation process in models in all components and stages of the GBD study. Types of covariates used include socioeconomic, demographic, health system access, climate, and food consumption. This dataset contains data for 771 covariates for 1980-2019 used in the GBD 2019 study.

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For additional GBD results and resources, visit the GBD 2019 Data Resources page.

Abortion, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Ambient temperature, Anemia, Animal injuries, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Anxiety disorders, Aortic aneurysm, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation and flutter, BCG vaccines, Beds, Birth weight, Bladder cancer, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Body mass index, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Bullying, Burns, COPD, Calcium, Caloric intake, Cardiomyopathies, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Chagas disease, Child anthropometry, Child mortality, Childhood sexual violence, Cholesterol, Chromosomal abnormalities, Chronic kidney diseases, Cirrhosis of the liver, Colon and rectum cancers, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, Contact with venomous animals and plants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corpus uteri cancer, DTP vaccines, Dengue, Dentists, Diabetes, Diarrheal diseases, Diet, Dietary fiber, Dietary sodium, Digestive diseases, Domestic violence, Drownings, Echinococcosis, Ectopic pregnancy, Education, Encephalitis, Endocarditis, Environment, Secondhand smoke, Epilepsy, Exposure to forces of nature, Falls, Fertility, Folic acid, Folic acid supplements, Foreign bodies, Fruits, GDP, Gallbladder and biliary tract cancers, Gestational age, Glaucoma, Gout, HIB meningitis, HIV and AIDS, Health care personnel, Health education, Health promotion, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Heart valve diseases, Hemoglobin, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hepatitis C, Hib vaccines, Homicide, Household air pollution, Hygiene, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, Illicit drug use, Infant mortality, Injuries, Intimate partner violence, Iron deficiency, Iron supplements, Ischemic stroke, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Larynx cancer, Lead exposure, Legumes, Leukemia, Live births, Liver cancer, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Macular degeneration, Malaria, Malnutrition, Maternal care, Maternal conditions, Maternal morbidity, Maternal mortality, Maternal sepsis, Measles, Measles vaccines, Meat, Melanoma, Meningitis, Meningococcal vaccines, Mesothelioma, Milk, Mining, Miscarriage, Mouth cancer, Multiple myeloma, Multiple sclerosis, Neonatal conditions, Neonatal jaundice, Neonatal sepsis, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, Nurses, Nuts, Obesity, Obstructed labor, Occupational injuries, Occupational risk factors, Oesophagus cancer, Oral rehydration therapy, Osteoarthritis, Otitis media, Ovary cancer, Ozone, Pancreas cancer, Pancreatitis, Parkinson's disease, Particulate matter, Pelvic inflammatory disease, Pentavalent vaccines, Peptic ulcer disease, Peripheral vascular diseases, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacists, Pharynx cancers, Physical activity, Physicians, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal meningitis, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Population, Population density, Processed meats, Radon exposure, Rainfall, Religion, Rheumatic heart disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, Road traffic injuries, Rotavirus vaccines, Rubella vaccines, Sanitation, Schistosomiasis, Self-inflicted injuries, Sexual violence, Sickle cell disorders, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Sudden infant death syndrome, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unintentional firearm injuries, Unintentional injuries, Unipolar depressive disorders, Upper respiratory infections, Urban ambient air pollution, Vegetables, Vision loss, Vitamin A deficiency, Vitamin A supplements, War and military operations, Water supply, Whole grains