The Country Profiles featured here are reproduced from a print version contained in the report “State of Health in the Commonwealth: Preliminary Results from the Global Burden of Disease Study,” a collaborative report between the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), the Commonwealth Secretariat and Public Health England (PHE). The report was commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat, and explores the health progress countries have made over the last 23 years, and the new challenges they face as their populations grow and age. The report provides information about the diseases and injuries that prevent people from living long and health lives. It also sheds light on risk factors that cause poor health around the world, ranging from under-nutrition to obesity and overweight. Finally, the report highlights the many ways that policy makers in Commonwealth countries are using data from the Global Burden of Disease to improve health.
Each Country Profiles contains 23 years worth of data.
A digital copy of the report can be found here: State of Health in the Commonwealth.
The Global Burden of Disease interactive data visualisation tool allows for the analysis of the Commonwealth’s health levels and trends from 1990 to 2013. Use treemaps, maps, arrow diagrams, and other charts to compare causes and risks within a country, compare countries with regions or the world, and explore patterns and trends by country, age and gender. Drill from a global view into specific details. Watch how disease patterns have changed over time. See which casuses of death and disability are having more impact and which are waning. The visualisation tool can be found here: GBD Visualisation Tool.