Letters and commentary

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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