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Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015) Health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Indicators 1990-2015


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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
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01/1990 - 12/2015
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The Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015), coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors at the global, regional, and national level from 1990 to 2015.

The United Nations General Assembly established, in September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which specify 17 universal goals, 169 targets, and 230 indicators leading up to 2030. This dataset provides estimates, based on the GBD 2015 study, for 33 health-related SDG indicators for 188 countries from 1990 to 2015. These 33 individual health-related SDG indicators were used to construct the health-related SDG index, a summary measure of overall performance across the health-related SDGs.
The results were published in The Lancet in September 2016 in "Measuring the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: a baseline analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015."