About the Authors

Julie Knoll Rajaratnam, Linda N. Tran, 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, Brisbane, Australia

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

Alan Lopez is on the Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JKR LNT ADL CJLM. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: JKR LNT ADL CJLM. Designed the experiments/the study: JKR LNT ADL CJLM. Analyzed the data: JKR LNT ADL CJLM. Wrote the first draft of the paper: JKR. Contributed to the writing of the paper: JKR LNT ADL CJLM.