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Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (GBD 2017) Covariates 1980-2017


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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
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01/1980 - 12/2017
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The Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (GBD 2017), coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), estimated the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors for 195 countries and territories and at the subnational level for a subset of countries.

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 334 covariates for 1980-2017 used in the GBD 2017 study.

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Abortion, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Anemia, Animal injuries, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Aortic aneurysm, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation and flutter, Back pain, Beds, Bladder cancer, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Body mass index, Breast cancer, COPD, Caloric intake, Cardiomyopathies, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cervix uteri cancer, Chagas disease, Child anthropometry, Cholesterol, Chromosomal abnormalities, Chronic respiratory diseases, Cirrhosis of the liver, Colon and rectum cancers, Congenital heart anomalies, Contact with venomous animals and plants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corpus uteri cancer, DTP vaccines, Dengue, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Dietary fiber, Dietary sodium, Dietary sugar, Drownings, Echinococcosis, Education, Encephalitis, Endocarditis, Environment, Environmental hazards, Secondhand smoke, Epilepsy, Falls, Fertility, Folic acid, Folic acid supplements, Foreign bodies, Fruits, GDP, Gallbladder and biliary tract cancers, Gout, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Hemoglobin, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis vaccines, Hib vaccines, Homicide, Household air pollution, Immunization, Infant mortality, Ischemic heart disease, Larynx cancer, Legumes, Leishmaniasis, Leukemia, Live births, Liver cancer, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Malnutrition, Measles vaccines, Meat, Melanoma, Meningitis, Mesothelioma, Milk, Mining, Mortality, Mouth cancer, Nuts, Obesity, Oesophagus cancer, Opioid use disorders, Organized violence, Osteoarthritis, Otitis media, Ovary cancer, Pancreas cancer, Pancreatitis, Particulate matter, Peripheral vascular diseases, Pharynx cancers, Physical activity, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Poisonings, Population, Population density, Prevalence, Prostate cancer, Rainfall, Religion, Rheumatic heart disease, Road traffic injuries, Rotavirus vaccines, Sanitation, Schistosomiasis, Self-inflicted injuries, Sexual violence, Skilled birth attendants, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Suffocation, Syphilis, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco, Tobacco smoking, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unintentional firearm injuries, Unintentional injuries, Unipolar depressive disorders, Unprocessed red meat, Upper respiratory infections, Urban ambient air pollution, Vegetables, Violence, Vision loss, Vitamin A deficiency, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Zinc