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Average number of years living with disability or disease

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Source
IHME, Global Burden of Disease (2024) – with major processing by Our World in Data
Last updated
July 2, 2024
Date range
1990–2021
Unit
years

Sources and processing

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The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study provides a comprehensive assessment of global health trends.'

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July 2, 2024
Citation
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"Global Burden of Disease Collaborative Network. Global Burden of Disease Study 2021 (GBD 2021). Seattle, United States: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2024. Available from https://vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-results/."

The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study provides a comprehensive assessment of global health trends. This dataset contains the health-adjusted life expectancy, which is defined as: 'The number of years that a person at a given age can expect to live in good health, if the rates of all-cause mortality and all-cause disability in a specified year of interest would remain constant into the future.'

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July 2, 2024
Citation
This is the citation of the original data obtained from the source, prior to any processing or adaptation by Our World in Data. To cite data downloaded from this page, please use the suggested citation given in Reuse This Work below.
"Global Burden of Disease Collaborative Network. Global Burden of Disease Study 2021 (GBD 2021). Seattle, United States: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2024. Available from https://vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-results/."

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The life expectancy at birth minus the health-adjusted life expectancy at birth

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“Data Page: Average number of years living with disability or disease”, part of the following publication: Saloni Dattani, Lucas Rodés-Guirao, Hannah Ritchie, Esteban Ortiz-Ospina and Max Roser (2023) - “Life Expectancy”. Data adapted from IHME, Global Burden of Disease. Retrieved from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/expected-years-of-living-with-disability-or-disease-burden [online resource]
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IHME, Global Burden of Disease (2024) – with major processing by Our World in Data

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IHME, Global Burden of Disease (2024) – with major processing by Our World in Data. “Average number of years living with disability or disease” [dataset]. IHME, Global Burden of Disease, “Global Burden of Disease - Life expectancy”; IHME, Global Burden of Disease, “Global Burden of Disease - Health-adjusted life expectancy” [original data]. Retrieved July 15, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/expected-years-of-living-with-disability-or-disease-burden