Population Health

November 26, 2018

IHME releases the Global Burden of Disease 2017 study

Image of the IHME logoThe University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation recently published the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2017 study.

The GBD is a comprehensive, worldwide observational epidemiological study that describes mortality and morbidity from major diseases, injuries and risk factors to health at global, national and regional levels. It examines trends from 1990 to the present, which allows for comparisons across populations to better understand the changing health challenges being faced by people across the world.

The GBD 2017 study provides, for the first time, an independent estimation of population for each of the world’s 195 countries and territories using a standardized, replicable approach as well as a comprehensive update on fertility. GBD 2017 also incorporates major data additions and improvements, as well as methodological refinements.

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