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Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 (GBD 2019) Particulate Matter Risk Curves


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
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Time period covered 
01/1990 - 12/2019
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Data type

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.

This dataset provides estimates for relative risks due to exposure to particulate matter for ischemic heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, acute lower respiratory infection, type 2 diabetes mellitus, as well as birthweight and gestational age shifts, low birthweight (<2500g), and pre-term births (<37 weeks). The input data used to create the estimates are also provided. These splines are generated using the MR-BRT meta-regression tool and input data from epidemiologic studies of exposure to ambient air pollution, household air pollution from the use of solid fuels, and secondhand tobacco smoke.