Findings from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2015 Study
The Global Burden of Disease Child and Adolescent Health Collaboration
JAMA Pediatr. – Published online April 3, 2017
Cause-specific mortality and nonfatal health outcomes were analyzed for 195 countries and territories by age group, sex, and year from 1990 to 2015 using standardized approaches for data processing and statistical modelling, with subsequent analysis of the findings to describe levels and trends across geography and time among children and adolescents 19 years or younger. Consistent international attention and investment have led to sustained improvements in causes of health loss among children and adolescents in many countries, although progress has been uneven.