Disability Weights

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This dataset contains information of GBD (Global Burden of Disease) 2015 sequelae, health states, health state lay descriptions and disability weights.


Disability weights, which represent the magnitude of health loss associated with specific health outcomes, are used to calculate years lived with disability for these outcomes in a given population. The weights are measured on a scale from 0 to 1, where 0 equals a state of full health and 1 equals death. This dataset provides the disability weights for the 235 unique health states used to estimate nonfatal health outcomes for the GBD 2015 study. These data were published in The Lancet in October 2016 in “Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015.”

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1990-01 to 2015-12

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John Snow Labs; Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015) Disability Weights. Seattle, United States Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2016.;

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Weight Disability, Health Loss, Health Loss of Balance, Disability weights

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Health Weight Loss, Weight Loss and Health Benefits

SequelaeA condition which is the consequence of a previous disease or injury.string-
State_of_Health_DescriptionDescription of the medical state of healthstring-
State_of_Health_Lay_DescriptionDescription of the layman description of the state of healthstring-
Disability_WeightWeight Disabilitynumberlevel : Ratio
Disability_Weight_RangeWeights that are measured on a scale from 0 to 1, where 0 equals a state of full health and 1 equals death.string-
Asymptomatic gout
Chronic hepatitis B
Chronic hepatitis C
Asymptomatic asthma
Chronic urolithiasis
Asymptomatic migraine
Asymptomatic silicosis
Other urinary diseases