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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

Journal article
Authors M. Naghavi
H. Wang
R. Lozano
A. Davis
XF. Liang
M.G. Zhou
S.E. Vollset
A.A. Ozgoren
Lars Barregård
Max Petzold
Published in The Lancet
Volume 385
Issue 9963
Pages 117-171
ISSN 0140-6736
Publication year 2015
Published at Institute of Medicine, School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Centre for Applied Biostatistics
Pages 117-171
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61...
Subject categories Clinical Medicine

Abstract

Background: Up-to-date evidence on levels and trends for age-sex-specifi c all-cause and cause-specifi c mortality is essential for the formation of global, regional, and national health policies. In the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013) we estimated yearly deaths for 188 countries between 1990, and 2013. We used the results to assess whether there is epidemiological convergence across countries.

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