Use @IHME_UW tools to understand HIV deaths around the world
Visit the live version of this data visualization tool online. GBD Compare | IHME Viz Hub
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Select alternative charts (such as treemaps, also known as square pie charts) from the drop-down menu to explore different dimensions of the data.
Use the "display" option to do the following: 1) Specify your measurement of interest (i.e., causes of disease or injury, risk factors, or rankings of causes or risk factors). 2) Choose to view trends in different causes of disease or injury.
Use “metric” to view these data: 1) Number of deaths from a specific cause. 2) Years lost to premature death and disability (“DALYs”). 3) Years lost to premature death (“YLLs”). 4) Years lost to disability (“YLDs”).
Find a glossary of key terms here. Terms Defined
Use "place" to visualize data at the global, regional, or country level.
Click the padlock symbol next to any variable to remove automatic linkages between the top and bottom charts.
Click the link to watch a video tutorial for this tool, GBD Compare. GBD Videos
Use “year” scrollbar to view trends across five-year intervals from 1990 to 2010.
Use “age” to view data for different age groups. Choose “age-standardized” if you want to adjust trends in disease burden for differences in population size and ages across countries and time. Select “age-specific” to choose a 5-year age interval.
View different dimensions of the data: 1) “#” reveals overall volume of disease burden over time. 2) “Rate” shows levels of disease burden adjusted for differences in population size across countries and time. 3) “%” displays the percentage of the total. For example, if you select “HIV/AIDS” from the “display” drop down menu and “DALYs” from the “metric” menu, choosing % shows the percentage of years lost from premature death and disability (DALYs) due to HIV/AIDS.
Choose between country, region, and super-regions based on Global Burden of Disease (GBD) classifications. Visit the link to learn more about the GBD classification system. World Bank regional groupings are also available. Frequently Asked Questions
Globally, deaths from HIV/AIDS began to drop in 2005. Ninety-eight countries, however, experienced increases in mortality rates from HIV/AIDS, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, and Egypt. Visit the link to read a related article about trends in HIV/AIDS worldwide. BD 2010, a comprehensive assessment of the magnitude of 291 diseases and injuries from 1990 to 2010 for 187 countries. In GBD 2010, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) are used as the measurement of disease burden. DALY estimates for HIV/AIDS come from UNAIDS’ 2012 prevalence and mortality estimates, GBD 2010 disability weights and mortality estimates derived from quality vital registration data. Results:Despite recent declines in global HIV/AIDS mortality, HIV/AIDS was still the fifth leading cause of global DALYs in 2010. The distribution of HIV/AIDS burden is not equal across demographics and regions. In 2010, HIV/AIDS was ranked as the leading DALY cause for ages 30–44 years in both sexes and for 21 countries that fall into four distinctive blocks: Eastern and Southern Africa, Central Africa, the Caribbean and Thailand. Although a majority of the DALYs caused by HIV/AIDS are in high-burden countries, 20% of the global HIV/AIDS burden in 2010 was in countries where HIV/AIDS did not make the top 10 leading causes of burden. Conclusion:In the midst of a global economic recession, tracking the magnitude of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its importance relative to other diseases and injuries is critical to effectively allocating limited resources and maintaining funding for effective HIV/AIDS interventions and treatments....

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