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Background and objectives:
The global burden of disease (GBD) project measures the health of populations worldwide on an annual basis, and results are available by country. We used the estimates of the GBD to summarise the state of health in Spain in 2016 and report trends in mortality and morbidity from 1990 to 2016.
Material and methods:
GBD 2016 estimated disease burden due to 333 diseases and injuries, and 84 riskfactors. The GBD list of causes is hierarchical and includes 3 top level categories, namely: (1) communica-ble, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional diseases; (2) non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and (3) injuries. Mortality and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs), risk factors, and progress towards the sustainable development goals (SDGs) are presented based on the GBD 2016 data in Spain.


Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

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