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What does GBD stand for?

GBD stands for Global Burden of Disease

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In the same time period, death rates from non-communicable diseases have increased, including chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a recent Global Burden of Disease Study published in The Lancet.
Currently depression is ranked fourth among the 10 leading causes of the Global Burden of Disease, a comprehensive regional and global assessment of mortality and disability from 107 diseases and injuries.
Diseases include hypertension, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, arthritis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, suicide, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS, and cover diagnostic criteria, historical perspectives, the global burden of disease, population differences and time trends in incidence, prevalence, disability and mortality, and opportunities for prevention and control, with sections on controversial topics.
The World Health Organization has estimated the global burden of disease attributable to climate change risk factors at 2000 (relative to the 1961 - 1990 average base climate) as 1 600 000 premature deaths and the loss of 5 500 000 disability-adjusted life years based on climate-sensitive conditions such as malaria, malnutrition, diarrhoeal disease, heat waves and floods.