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December 18, 2014
New GBD 2013 paper published

A new Global Burden of Disease paper has been published in The Lancet, Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 by the GBD 2013 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators.

It provides up-to-date evidence on levels and trends for age-sex-specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality, which is essential for the formation of global, regional, and national health policies.

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013) estimates yearly deaths for 188 countries between 1990, and 2013 and uses the results to assess whether there is epidemiological convergence across countries.