About the Authors

Christopher J. L Murray
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Alan D Lopez
School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia

Jeremy T Barofsky, Chloe Bryson-Cahn
Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Rafael Lozano
Director General de Información, Secretería de Salud, Mexico DF, Mexico

Corresponding Author

cjlm@u.washington.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CJLM and ADL conceived the idea for the study. CJLM led the analysis. JTB and CBC conducted the analysis. RL interpreted the data and results and contributed to the refinement of the approach. CJLM, ADL, and JTB wrote the first draft of the text.