This data interactive, presented by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), allows users to visualize and compare global mortality estimation data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (GBD 2017) released in November 2017. Users can select between child and adult mortality as well as sources and comparison values, and view trends on color line graphs and a time-animated world map. The process of estimation is described in detail and the tool contains the most recent data as of its publication in 2018, with values starting as early as 1970.
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.
Mortality Visualization. Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation 2018. http://vizhub.healthdata.org/mortality