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GBD results on Hepatitis

It took a while, but we finally managed to put together all the GBD results on hepatitis: http://thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)30579-7/abstract

It has had some traction with the press: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-36717828

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Marie’s approach to BMI

Another one for the reading list:

Article alert
The following new articles have just been published in Population Health Metrics

A novel method for estimating distributions of body mass index
Ng M, Liu P, Thomson B, Murray C
Population Health Metrics 2016, 14 :6 (12 March 2016)


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NIH, ScienceMag, and BoD

This article in ScienceMag caught my attention and then got forwarded to everyone: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/funding/2015/12/nih-drops-special-10-set-aside-aids-research

It looks like GBD stuff, but they never said IHME or GBD. But digging deeper… it is! http://report.nih.gov/info_disease_burden.aspx

Now we can say it is definitely our data even though the Science article doesn’t mention us.

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Major Updates to GBD Compare tool

Lots of new features: http://vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-compare/ Very smooth UX. Do old links still work?

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On comparing DALYs

A question from a colleague of a colleague asks “We’re working on how we present the GBD DALY burden for two populatlons of different sizes. Obviously, just comparing the DALYs is not appropriate. Have you ever seen a relative rate published?”

My answer is that the DALY rate (e.g per 100,000 person-year) is just the thing for this: http://ihmeuw.org/3cl8

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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: http://ihmeuw.org/3c2f

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: http://ghdx.healthdata.org/record/mozambique-manhi%C3%A7a-health-and-demographic-surveillance-system http://ghdx.healthdata.org/record/mozambique-national-survey-causes-death-2007-2008 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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CHD mortality over time from GBD 2013

CHD mortality over time:
USA http://ihmeuw.org/3b3f
Peru http://ihmeuw.org/3b3g

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