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Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) Mortality Results 1970-2010


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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
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Time period covered 
01/1970 - 12/2010
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The GBD Study 2010 estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors globally and for 21 regions for 1990 and 2010. The study was implemented as a collaboration of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) as coordinating center, University of Queensland, Harvard School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of Tokyo, Imperial College London, and WHO.

One dataset provides number of deaths and mortality rates for 187 countries, 21 regions, and globally by age group and sex, for 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010. The other provides the probabilities of dying between the ages of 15 and 60 (45q15), the probabilities of dying between birth and age 5 (5q0), and mean ages of death for the same geographies and years, and by sex. The results were published in The Lancet in December 2012 in "Age-specific and sex-specific mortality in 187 countries, 1970-2010: a systematic analysis for the GBD Study 2010."