The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) provides data on the Global Burdens of Disease that can be accessed here http://ghdx.healthdata.org/gbd-results-tool. IHME provides data on multiple metrics that we pull into IFs, including deaths, DALYs, incidence, prevelance, violence and forecasts for each. The latest IFs data update for this series was in August 2019, covering 189 economies over the years 1990-2017. This data pull is done using Python.
Instructions on Pulling IHME Series
- The data can be accessed from the GBD tool at http://ghdx.healthdata.org/gbd-results-tool. Select "Only countries and territories", "All years", "Cause", "All Ages", "Number", the correct measure (i.e. "Deaths"), "Male" "Female" and "Both", and select all causes. This process might differ depending on the series being pulled in, so just be aware of that.
- Once data is downloaded, a Python script is used to concord and clean the data so it can be pulled into IFs. To do this, you need to have the folder "PythonOutput&Scripts" and "Pythonfiles" in the file path C/Users/Public. WIthin the Pythonfiles folder, you will put the data downloaded from the IHME website in the IHMEDownloads folder, in the respective folder. For example, for Deaths by disease series, you will put the downloaded data in the HistDeathFileData folder.
- Once the data is in the folder, you can run the corresponding Python script.