Visualizing Global Burden of Chronic Respiratory Disease

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has a nifty tool that uses health and demographic data (Global Health Exchange catalog, or GHDx) to map certain diseases.  Here’s a look at Years of Life Lost (YLLs) to chronic respiratory diseases across both genders and all ages.  The top shows the rate of change in YLLs from 2005-2010.

You can also view YLLs on a global map and change the metrics from YLLs to Years lost due to Disability (YLDs), Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) or Deaths.

Play with this tool and others at IHME’s site.

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