Letters and commentary

39. Wyper GMA, Devleesschauwer B, Mathers CD, McDonald SA, Speybroek N. Years of life lost methods must remain fully equitable and accountable. Eur J Epidemiol 2022, 37, 215–216. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-022-00846-9

38. Kontis V, Cobb LK, Mathers CD, Frieden TR, Ezzati M, Danaei G. Response by Kontis et al to Letter Regarding Article, “Three Public Health Interventions Could Save 94 Million Lives in 25 Years: Global Impact Assessment Analysis”. Circulation. 2020 Jan 14;141(2):e5. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.044418.

37. Boerma T, Harrison J, Jakob R, Mathers C, Schmider A, Weber S. Revising the ICD: explaining the WHO approach. The Lancet 2016, October 13. Published online October 13, 2016   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31851-7

36. Mathers C, Hogan D. Commentary: Does the Global Burden of Disease study substantially overestimate road traffic deaths in OECD countries?  International Journal of Epidemiology 2015: doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv162. Available at

35. Mathers C. Deaths of older children: what do the data tell us? Invited commentary. The Lancet Global Health 2015; doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00094-7. Available at http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X%2815%2900094-7/abstract

34. Li L, Black RE, Cousens S, Mathers C, Lawn JE, Hogan DR. Causes of child death: comparison of MCEE and GBD 2013 estimates. The Lancet 2015, 385: 2461-2462.

33. Gerland P, Masquelier B, Helleringer S, Hogan D, Mathers CD. Maternal mortality estimates. The Lancet 2014, 384(9961) p2211. Available at http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)62424-7/abstract

32. Mathers CD. Ending preventable child deaths: addressing the high-risk days after birth. The Lancet Global Health, Volume 2, Issue 11, Pages e617 – e618, November 2014.

31.    Ferlay J, Forman D, Mathers CD, Bray F. Re: Breast and cervical cancer in 187 countries between 1980 and 2010: a systematic analysis. Lancet 2012; 379:1390-1391.

30.    Mathers CD, Gore FM, Patton GC, Ferguson J, Sawyer SM. Global burden of disease in young people aged 10-24 years: authors’ reply. Lancet 2012; 379:28.

29.    Mikkel Oestergaard, Colin Mathers. Newborn survival – grounds for optimism? Healthy Newborn Network, 31 August 2011. Available at http://www.healthynewbornnetwork.org/blog/newborn-survival-grounds-optimism (accessed 16 September 2011).

28.    Mikkel Oestergaard, Colin Mathers. New numbers of newborn mortality around the world. Healthy Newborn Network, 31 August 2011. Available at http://www.healthynewbornnetwork.org/blog (accessed 5 September 2011).

27.    John Wilmoth, Colin D Mathers, Lale Say, and Samuel Mills. Maternal deaths drop a third worldwide from 1990 to 2008: UN analysis for maternal mortality levels and trends. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2010; 88(10): 718-718A.

26.    Stevens G, Mathers CD. Avoidable mortality—a tool for policy evaluation in developing countries? European Journal of Public Health 2010, 20(3): 241–243.  

25.    Mathers C, Boerma T, Mortality Measurement Matters: Improving Data Collection and Estimation Methods for Child and Adult Mortality. PLoS Med 2010,7(4): e1000265. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000265.

24.    Stevens G, Mascarenhas M, Mathers CD. Global health risks: progress and challenges. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 87(9):646 (2009).

23.    Rehm,J. Mathers,C.D. Alcohol and global health: focus on acute pancreatitis needed — Authors’ reply. The Lancet, 2009; 374(9694): 977.

22.    Johnston SC, Mendis S, Mathers CD. Stroke mortality in the Seychelles: methodological issues — Authors’ reply The Lancet Neurology 2009; 8(8): 700.

21.    Asaria P, Beaglehole R, Chisholm D, Gaziano TA,Horton R, Leeder S, Lim SS, Mathers C, Reddy S, Strong K, Voute J. Chronic disease prevention: the importance of calls to action. International Journal of Epidemiology 2009; doi: 10.1093/ije/dyn245

20.    Ali MM, Mathers CD, Boerma JT. Violence-Related Mortality in Iraq, 2002–2006. New England Journal of Medicine 2008; 359: 434.

19.    Mathers CD. Better statistics key to tackling chronic diseases. 23 July 2008. Science and Development Network  Opinions article for SciDev.Net. http://www.scidev.net/en/opinions/better-statistics-key-to-tackling-chronic-diseases.html

18.    Murray CJL, Lopez AD, Black R, Mathers CD, Shibuya K, Ezzati M, Salomon JA, Michaud CM, Walker N, Vos T. Global Burden of Disease 2005: call for collaborators. Lancet, 370(9582):109-110 (2007)

17.    Mathers CD. South African Comparative Risk Assessment: Message. South African Medical Journal, 97(8): 635 (2007).

16.    Mathers CD, Ma Fat D, Inoue M, Rao C, Lopez AD. Counting the dead and what they died of: authors’ reply. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 84(3):255-256 (2006).

15.    Beaglehole R, Epping-Jordan J, Strong K, Mathers C. The Lancet Chronic Disease Series: Author’s reply. Lancet, 367:564-565 (2006).

14. Strong K, Mathers C, Epping-Jordan J, Beaglehole R. Preventing chronic disease: a priority for global health. International Journal of Epidemiology 2006, 35 (2):492-494 doi:10.1093/ije/dyi315

13.    Shibuya K, Mathers CD, Boschi-Pinto C, Lopez AD, Murray CJL. Correction: Global and regional estimates of cancer mortality and incidence by site: II. results for the global burden of disease 2000. BMC Cancer 2003, 3:20.

12.    Mathers CD, Murray CJL. Introduction of article-processing charges  for Population Health Metrics. Editorial. Population Health Metrics 2003 1:8

11.    Mathers CD, Murray CJL, Ezzati M, Gakidou E, Salomon J, Stein C. Population health metrics: crucial inputs to the development of evidence for health policy. Population Health Metrics 2003 1:6

10.    Mathers CD, Murray CJL, Lopez AD. Epidemiological evidence: improving validity through consistency analysis. Editorial. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 80(8): 611 (2002).

9.      Turrell G, Mathers C. Author’s response: Socioeconomic inequalities in all cause and specific cause mortality in Australia: 1985-87 and 1995-97. International Journal of Epidemiology 31(1): 257-258 (2002).

8.      Mathers C, Schofield D. The health consequences of unemployment: the evidence. Reply. Medical Journal of Australia 169(3): 173 (1988).

7.      Vos T, Mathers C. Appropriate yardsticks for measuring population health. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 22: 515-517 (1998).

6.      Mathers CD, Robine JM. How good is Sullivan’s method for monitoring changes in population health expectancies? Reply. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health  51:578-579 (1997).

5.      Mathers C. State differences in Aboriginal health. Australian Journal of Public Health 19(5): 529 (1995).

4.      Van de Water HPA, Boshuizen HC, Perenboom RJM, Mathers CD, Robine J-M. Health expectancy: an indicator for change? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health  49:330 (1995).

3.      Robine J-M, Mathers CD . The Term ‘Years of healthy life’: Misunderstood, Defended and Challenged. Robine and Mathers Respond: Regrettable Inconsistencies. American Journal of Public Health, 84(5): 866-867 (1994).

2.      Shirlow MJ, Mathers CD. Coffee and Cholesterol. New England Journal of Medicine 309: 1205 (1983).

  1. Harris RS, Mathers CD. Modelling Maternal Birth Cohort Effects on Malformation Rates. International Journal of  Epidemiology 11: 410-411 (1983).

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