How did GBD find X?

From: Abraham D. Flaxman
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2015 9:46 PM
To: Deepa Rao; Stephen Gloyd
Subject: MOZ Self-Harm in GBD

I didn’t want to get in the way of any presenters today, and I didn’t have a chance to catch you afterwards on the MOZ self-harm estimates from GBD, but we actually have a pretty good tool for digging into questions like this now:

If you click on a data point, it links to a page on the source. In this case, there are two verbal autopsies as sources, one nationally representative, and one for a DSS site: on the topic of VA, you might suspect that these measurements are lower than the truth, since stigma, and how is a VA going to get coded to suicide if the respondent says it was an accident?


Abraham D. Flaxman
Assistant Professor
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation | University of Washington
2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600 | Seattle, WA 98121| USA

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