GBD 2017: Causes of Death (COD) Data Interactive


This data interactive, presented by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), allows users to explore causes of death through a series of graphs and tables. Providing data for the world as a whole, along with individual countries, regions, and World Health Organization Income Classifications, the interactive graphs the estimates developed by the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (GBD 2017) released in November of 2018. By selecting options in the left panel, users can view a series of age-specific charts displaying data specific to selected causes of death. An interactive provides results from 1980 through 2017, and can be viewed as a time-series, an age-pattern, or a comparative map. 

The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) studies form the largest-ever systematic effort to describe the distribution and causes of a wide array of major diseases, injuries, and health risk factors by examining national and sub-national data across populations worldwide from 1990 to the present. Led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, it is a global effort, with more than 2,300 researchers from 130 countries, including numerous low- and middle-income countries, participating in the most recent update. Estimates from the GBD study may differ from national statistics due to differences in data sources and methodology.



Causes of Death (COD) Visualization. Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation 2018.