GBD_ Global burden of disease

A comprehensive demographic and epidemiological framework to estimate health gaps (q.v.) for an extensive set of disease and injury causes, and for major risk factors, using all available mortality and health data and methods to ensure internal consistency and comparability of estimates. In the first global burden of disease study, Murray and Lopez estimated health gaps using DALYs (q.v.) for eight regions of the world in 1990. This book presents updated estimates for the year 2001 for the world and for World Bank regions.