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Measuring the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: a baseline analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015

Stephen S Lim, Kate Allen, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Lalit Dandona, Mohammad H Forouzanfar, Nancy Fullman, Peter W Gething, Ellen M Goldberg, Simon I Hay, Mollie Holmberg, Yohannes Kinfu, Michael J Kutz, Heidi J Larson, Xiaofeng Liang, Alan D Lopez, Rafael Lozano, Claire R McNellan, Ali H Mokdad, Meghan D Mooney, Mohsen Naghavi Show all

LANCET | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In September, 2015, the UN General Assembly established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs specify 17 universal goals, 169 targets, and 230 indicators leading up to 2030. We provide an analysis of 33 health-related SDG indicators based on the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 (GBD 2015). METHODS: We applied statistical methods to systematically compiled data to estimate the performance of 33 health-related SDG indicators for 188 countries from 1990 to 2015. We rescaled each indicator on a scale from 0 (worst observed value between 1990 and 2015) to 100 (best observed). Indices representing all 33 health-related SDG indicators (health..

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