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Global Burden of Disease Study 2021 (GBD 2021) Cause, REI, and Location Hierarchies


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
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Time period covered 
01/1990 - 12/2021
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Data type

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2021 (GBD 2021), 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.

This set of files contain the following for GBD 2021: the cause hierarchy; the risk, impairment, etiology, and injury n-code (REI) hierarchy; and locations hierarchies. The GBD Locations Hierarchy file contains only GBD locations, including subnational locations for which results were released at the time of the study's publication. The All Locations Hierarchies file also includes hierarchies for other regions for which estimates were produced, such as WHO and World Bank regions. These files allow users to filter for sets of values by level or parent category, including cause or risk group, GBD super region or region, or custom region.