Peer-reviewed papers


138. Kontis V, Bennett JE, Rashid T, Parks RM, Pearson-Stuttard J, Guillot M, Asaria P, Zhou B, Battaglini M, Corsetti G, McKee M, Di Cesare M, Mathers CD, Ezzati M. Magnitude, demographics and dynamics of the effect of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on all-cause mortality in 21 industrialized countries. Nat Med. 2020 Dec;26(12):1919-1928. doi: 10.1038/s41591-020-1112-0.

137. Bennett JE, Kontis V, Mathers CD, Guillot M, Rehm J, et al. NCD Countdown 2030: pathways to achieving Sustainable Development Goal target 3.4. The Lancet, 2020; 396(10255), 918-934. DOI:

136. Mathers, C.D. History of global burden of disease assessment at the World Health Organization. Arch Public Health 78, 77 (2020). archpublichealth

135. Kontis V, Cobb L, Foti K, Mathers CD, Frieden TR, Ezzati M, Danaei G. Three public health interventions that could save 94 million lives in 25 years: a global impact assessment analysis. Circulation 2019; 140:715-725.

134. Li Liu, Yue Chu, Shefali Oza, Dan Hogan, Jamie Perin, Diego G. Bassani, Usha Ram, Shaza A. Fadel, Arvind Pandey, Neeraj Dhingra, Damodar Sahu, Pradeep Kumar, Richard Cibulskis, Brian Wahl, Anita Shet, Colin Mathers, Joy Lawn, Prabhat Jha, Rakesh Kumar, Robert E. Black, and Simon Cousens. National, regional, and state-level all-cause and cause-specific under-5 mortality in India in 2000–15: a systematic analysis with implications for the Sustainable Development Goals. The Lancet Global Health 7, no.6 (2019): e721-734. doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30080-4


133. Ferlay J, Colombet M, Soerjomataram I, Mathers C, Parkin DM, Pineros M, Znaor A, Bray F. Estimating the global cancer incidence and mortality in 2018: GLOBOCAN sources and methods. International Journal of Cancer 2018, Oct 23,

132. Bennett JE, Stevens GA, Mathers CD, Bonita R, Rehm J, Kruk ME, Riley LM, Dain K, Kengne AP, Chalkidou K, Beagley B, Kishore SP, Chen W, Saxena S, Bettcher DW, Grove JT, Beaglehole R, Ezzati M. NCD Countdown 2030: worldwide trends in non-communicable disease mortality and progress towards Sustainable Development Goal target 3.4  Lancet 2018, Sep 22; 392(10152): 1072-1088. Available at thelancet

131. Ezzati M, Pearson-Stuttard  J,  Bennett JE, Mathers, CD. Acting on non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income tropical countries. Nature 2018, Vol. 559(7715), pp 507–516. Available at

130. Alkema L, Zhang S, Chou D, Gemmill A, Moller AB, Ma Fat D, Say L, Mathers C, Hogan D.  A Bayesian approach to the global estimation of maternal mortality. Annals of Applied Statistics 2017, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1245-1274. Available at

129. Fadel SA, Rasaily R, Awasthi S, Begum R, Black RE, Gelband H, Gerland P,  Kumar R, Liu L, Mathers C, Morris SK, Nair S, Newcombe L, Pandey P, Ram F, Ram U, Rodriguez PS, Sahu D, Sati P, Shah PJ, Shet A, Sheth J, Singh JK, Singh L, Sinha A, Suraweera W, Jha P. Changes in cause-specific neonatal and 1–59-month child mortality in India from 2000 to 2015: a nationally representative survey. The Lancet,  Available online 19 September 2017.

128. Kontis V Bennett JE, Mathers CD, Li G,  Foreman K, Ezzati M. Future life expectancy in 35 industrialised countries: projections with a Bayesian model ensemble. The Lancet 2017, Apr 1; 389(10076): 1323-1335.

127. Stevens GA, Alkema L, Black RE, Boerma JT, Collins GS, Ezzati M, Grove JT, Hogan DR, Hogan MC, Horton R, Lawn JE, Marušic A, Mathers CD, Murray CJ, Rudan I, et al. Diretrizes para o relato preciso e transparente de estimativas de saúde: a Declaração GATHER. Epidemiologia E Servicos De Saude : Revista Do Sistema Unico De Saude Do Brasil 2017, 26(1): 215-222.


126. Liu L, Oza S, Hogan D, Chu Y, Perin J, Zhu J, Lawn JE, Cousens S, Mathers C, Black  RE. Global, regional and national causes of child mortality in 2000-2015 – an updated systematic analysis with implications for the Sustainable Development Goals. The Lancet, November 2016 doi:

125. Stevens GA, Alkema L, Black RE, Boerma JT, Collins GS, Ezzati M, Grove JT, Hogan DR, Hogan MC, Horton R, Lawn JE, Marusic A, Mathers CD, Murray CJL, Rudan I, Salomon JA, Simpson PJ, Vos T, Welch V. (2016) Guidelines for Accurate and Transparent Health Estimates Reporting: the GATHER statement. The Lancet 2016, 387(10018): 587-603. Published online June 28, 2016 . Also available at

124. Stevens GA, Alkema L, Black RE, Boerma JT, Collins GS, Ezzati M, Grove JT, Hogan DR, Hogan MC, Horton R, Lawn JE, Marusic A, Mathers CD, Murray CJL, Rudan I, Salomon JA, Simpson PJ, Vos T, Welch V. (2016) Guidelines for Accurate and Transparent Health Estimates Reporting: the GATHER statement. PLoS Med 13(6): e1002056. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002056. Available at

123. Lawn JE, Blencowe H, Waiswa P, Amouzou A, Mathers C, Hogan D, Flenady V, Frøen JF, Qureshi ZU, Calderwood C, , Shiekh S, Jassir FB, You D, McClure EM, Matthai M,  Cousens S. Stillbirths: rates, risk factors, and acceleration towards 2030. The Lancet 2016, 387(10018): 587-603.. Published online September 9, 2015 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00837-5

122. Blencowe H, Cousens S, Jassir FB, Say L, Chou D, Mathers C, Hogan D, Shiekh S, Qureshi ZU, You D, Lawn JE. National, regional and worldwide estimates of stillbirth rates in 2015, with trends from 2000: a systematic analysis. Lancet Global Health, 2016, 4(2): e98-e108,

121. Havelaar AH, Kirk MD, Torgerson PR, Gibb HJ, Hald T, Lake RJ, Praet N, Angulo FJ, Bellinger DC, de Silva NR, Gargouri N, Speybroeck N, Cawthorne A, Mathers C, Stein C, Devleesschauwer B. on behalf of the World Health Organization Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group.  World Health Organization global estimates and regional comparisons of the burden of foodborne disease, 2010. PLOS Medicine, 2015, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001923

120. Kontis V, Mathers CD, Bonita R, Stevens GA, Rehm J, Shield KD, Riley LM, Poznyak V, Jabbour S, Garg RM, Hennis A, Fouad HM, Beaglehole R, Ezzati M. Regional contributions of six preventable risk factors to achieving the 25×25 non-communicable disease mortality reduction target: a modelling study. Lancet Global Health 2015, 3(12): e746-e757, (

119. Alkema L, Chou D, Hogan D, Zhang S, Moller A, Gemmill A, Ma Fat D, Boerma T, Temmerman M, Mathers C, Say L. Global, regional, and national levels and trends in maternal mortality between 1990 and 2015, with scenario-based projections to 2030: a systematic analysis by the UN Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-AgencyGroup. The Lancet 2015, Published online November 12, 2015   Available at

118. You D, Hug L, Ejdemyr S, Idele P, Hogan D, Mathers C, Gerland P, New JR, Alkema L. Global, regional, and national levels and trends in under-5 mortality between 1990 and 2015, with scenario-based projections to 2030: a systematic analysis by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation. The Lancet 2015. Published online September 9, 2015

117. Boerma T, Mathers C. The World Health Organization and global health estimates: improving collaboration and capacity. BMC Medicine.2015, 13:50. doi: 10.1186/s12916-015-0286-7. Available online at

116. Kovacs SD, Mullholland K, Bosch J, Campbell H, Forouzanfar MH, Khalil I, Lim S, Liu L, Maley SN, Mathers CD, Matheson A, Mokdad AH, O’Brien K, Parashar U, Schaafsma TT, Steele D, Hawes SE, Grove JT. Deconstructing the differences: a comparison of GBD 2010 and CHERG’s approach to estimating the mortality burden of diarrhea, pneumonia, and their etiologies. BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:16 doi:10.1186/s12879-014-0728-4

115. Liu L, Oza S, Hogan D, Perin J, Rudan I, Lawn JE, Cousens S, Mathers C, Black R. Global, regional and national causes of child mortality in 2000-2013 with projections to inform post-2015 priorities: an updated systematic analysis. The Lancet 2015, Jan 31; 385(9966): 430-440.

114. Oza S, Lawn JE, Hogan D, Mathers C, Cousens S. Neonatal causes of death for 194 countries with distributions for early and late neonatal periods and trends from 2000-2012. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2015; 93:19–28. Available online:


113. Mathers CD, Stevens GA, Boerma T, White RA, Tobias MI. Causes of international increases in older age life expectancy. Lancet, Early Online Publication, 6 November 2014, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60569-9

112. Ferlay J, Soerjomataram I, Dikshit R, Eser S, Mathers C, Rebelo M, Parkin DM, Forman D, Bray, F. Cancer incidence and mortality worldwide: sources, methods and major patterns in GLOBOCAN 2012. International Journal of Cancer, published online: 9 Oct 2014, doi: 10.1002/ijc.29210 (

111. Liu L, Oza S, Hogan D, Perin J, Rudan I, Lawn JE, Cousens S, Mathers C, Black R. Global, regional and national causes of child mortality in 2000-2013 with projections to inform post-2015 priorities: an updated systematic analysis. The Lancet, 1 Oct, 2014; doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61698-6. (

110. Norheim OF, Jha P, Admasu K, Godal T, Hum RJ, Kruk M, Gómez-Dantés O, Mathers C, Pan H, Sepúlveda J, Suraweera W, Verguet S, Woldemariam AT, Yamey G, Jamison DT, Peto R. Avoiding 40% of the premature deaths in each country, 2010- 30: review of national mortality trends to help quantify the UN Sustainable Development Goal for health. The Lancet 2014, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61591-9

109. Alkema L, New JR, Pedersen J, You D, Bastian b J, Wu T, Wardlaw T, Mathers C, et al.  Child Mortality Estimation 2013: An Overview of Updates in Estimation Methods by the United Nations Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation. PLoS ONE 9(7): e101112. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101112, 2014.

108. Clasen T, Pruss-Ustun A, Mathers CD, Cumming O, Cairncross S, Colford JM. Estimating the impact of unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene on the global burden of disease: evolving and alternative methods. Tropical Medicine & International Health 2014 Jun 9. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12330.

107. Lawn JE, Blencowe H, Oza S, You D, Lee ACC, Waiswa P, Lalli M, Bhutta Z, Barros A, Christian P, Mathers C, Cousens SN. Every newborn 2: Progress, priorities, and potential beyond survival. Every Newborn Series, The Lancet, 2013; doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60496-7.

106. Wolf J, Prüss-Ustün A, Cumming O, Bartram J, Bonjour S, Cairncross S, Clasen T, Colford JM, Curtis V, De France J, Fewtrell L, Freeman MC, Gordon B, Hunter PR, Jeandron A, Johnston RB, Mäusezahl D, Mathers C, Neira M , Higgins JPT. Assessing the impact of drinking water and sanitation on diarrhoeal disease in low- and middle-income settings: systematic review and meta-regression. Tropical Medicine & International Health, Published online 8 May 2014 doi:10.1111/tmi.12331.

105.  Kontis V, Mathers CD, Rehm J, Stevens GA, Shield KD, Bonita R, Riley LM, Poznyak V, Beaglehole R, Ezzati M. Contribution of six risk factors to achieving the 25×25 non-communicable disease mortality reduction target: a modelling study. The Lancet, 2014; DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60616-4.

104. Prüss-Ustün A, Bartram J, Clasen T, Colford JM, Cumming O, Curtis V, Bonjour S, Dangour AD, De France J, Fewtrell L, Freeman M, Gordon B, Hunter P, Johnston RB, Mathers C, Maüsezahl D, Mendicott K, Neira M, Stocks M, Wolf J, Cairncross S. Burden of disease from inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene in low- and middle-income settings: a retrospective analysis of data from 145 countries. Tropical Medicine & International Health. Published online: 29 April 2014 DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12329

103. Stevens GA, Mathers CD, Beard JR. Global mortality trends and patterns in older women. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2013; 91:630-639.

102.  Kostanjsek, NFI, Good A, Madden RH, Üstün B, Chatterji S, Mathers C, Officer A. Counting Disability: global and national estimation. Disability and Rehabilitation 2013, 35(13): 1065-1069.

101.  Stevens G, Flaxman S, Brunskill E, Mascarenhas M, Mathers C, Finucane M, on behalf of the Global Burden of Disease Hearing Loss Expert Group. Global and regional hearing impairment prevalence: an analysis of 42 studies in 29 countries. European Journal of Public Health 2013 Feb;23(1):146-52. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckr176. Epub 2011 Dec 24.


100.    Mascarenhas M, Cheung H, Mathers CD, Stevens G. Measuring Infertility in populations: a systematic review and analysis of survey data to construct a standard definition.Population Health Metrics 2012, 10:17.

99.    Soerjomataram I, Lortet-Tieulent J, Parkin MD, Ferlay J, Mathers C, , Forman D, Bray F. Global burden of cancer in 2008: a systematic analysis of disability-adjusted life-years in 12 world regions. Lancet 2012, Nov 24;380(9856):1840-50.

98.    Soerjomataram I, Lortet-Tieulent J, Ferlay J, Forman D, Mathers C, Parkin DM, Bray F. Estimating and validating disability-adjusted life years at the global level: a methodological framework for cancer. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:125; doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-12-125. URL:

97.    Wilmoth JR, Mizoguchi N, Oestergaard MZ, Say L, Mathers C, Zureick-Brown S, Inoue M, Chou D. A new method for deriving global estimates of maternal mortality.  Statistics, Politics, and Policy 2012, 3( 2): 2151-7509, DOI: 10.1515/2151-7509.1038.

96.    Hosseinpoor AR, Harper S, Lee JH, Lynch J, Mathers C,  Abou-Zahr C. International shortfall inequality in life expectancy in women and in men, 1950–2010. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2012, 90(8): 588-594.

95.    Liu L, Johnson HL, Cousens S, Perin J, Scott S, Lawn JE, Rudan I, Campbell H, Cibulskis R,Li M, Mathers C, Black RE, for the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group of WHO and UNICEF. Global, regional, and national causes of child mortality: an updated systematic analysis for 2010 with time trends since 2000. The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 11 May 2012. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60560-1.

94.    Oestergaard MZ, Inoue M, Yoshida S, Mahanani WR, Gore FM, Cousens S, Lawn JE, Mathers CD on behalf of the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation and the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group. Neonatal mortality rates for 193 countries in 2009 with trends since 1990: a systematic analysis of progress, projections and priorities. PLoS Medicine 8(8): e1001080 (2011). doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001080

93.    Hughes BB, Kuhn R, Peterson CM, Rothman DS, Solorzano JR, Mathers CD, Dickson JR. Projections of global health outcomes from 2005 to 2060 using the International Futures integrated forecasting model. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2011, Jul 1;89(7):478-86.

92.    Gore F, Mathers CD, et al. Global burden of disease in young people aged 10-24 years: a systematic analysis. The Lancet Jun 18;377(9783):2093-102. Epub 2011 Jun 7.

91.    Gillum LA, Gouveia C, Dorsey ER, Pletcher M, Mathers CD, McCulloch CE, Johnston SC. NIH Disease Funding Levels and Burden of Disease. PLoS ONE 6(2): e16837.

90.    Viner R,  Coffey C, Mathers C, Bloem P, Costello A, Santelli J, Patton G. 50-year mortality trends in children and young people: a study of 50 low, middle and high income countries. The Lancet 2011, 377(9772): 1162-1174.

89.    Maulik PK, Mascarenshas M, Mathers CD, Dua T, Saxena S. Prevalence of intellectual disability: A meta-analysis of population-based studies. Research in Developmental Disabilities 2011, 32: 419–436.

88.    Patel V, Chatterji S, Chisholm D, Ebrahim S, Gopalakrishna G, Mathers C, Mohan V, Prabhakaran D, Ravindran RD, Reddy KS. Chronic diseases and injuries in India. The Lancet 2011, 377(9763): 413-428.

87.    Boerma JT, Mathers C, Abou-Zahr C, WHO and Global Health Monitoring: The Way Forward. PLoS Med 2010, 7(11): e1000373. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000373.

86.    Alwan A, MacLean DR, Riley LM, Tursan d’Espaignet E, Mathers CD, Stevens GA, Bettcher D. Monitoring and surveillance of chronic non-communicable diseases: progress and capacity in high-burden countries. The Lancet 2010, 376: 1861-1868.

85.    Ferlay J, Shin H, Bray F, Foreman D, Mathers C, Parkin DM. Estimates of Worldwide Burden of Cancer in 2008: GLOBOCAN 2008. International Journal of Cancer 2010, 27(12): 2893–2917.

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

83.    Robert E Black, Simon Cousens, Hope L Johnson, Joy E Lawn, Igor Rudan, Diego G Bassani, Prabhat Jha, Harry Campbell, Christa Fischer Walker, Richard Cibulskis, Thomas Eisele, Li Liu, Colin Mathers, for the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group of WHO and UNICEF. Global, regional, and national causes of child mortality in 2008: a systematic analysis. Lancet. 2010, 375(9730):1969-87.


82.    Patton GC, Coffey C, Viner R, Sawyer SM, Haller DM, Bose K, Vos T, Ferguson J, Mathers C,. Global patterns of mortality in young people: a systematic analysis of population health data. The Lancet 2009, 374: 881-892.

81.    Powles J, Shroufi A, Mathers C, Zatonski W, La Vecchia C, Ezzati M. National cardiovascular prevention should be based on absolute disease risks, not levels of risk factors. European Journal of Public Health 2009, 13(5):629-35.

80.    Rehm, J., Mathers, C., Popova, S., Thavorncharoensap, M., Teerawattananon, Y., & Patra, J. Global burden of disease and injury and economic cost attributable to alcohol use and alcohol-use disorders. Series: Alcohol and Global Health. The Lancet  2009. 373:2223–33.

79.    Mathers C, Boerma T, Ma Fat D. Global and regional causes of death. British Medical Bulletin 2009, 92:7-32.

78.    Brinkhoff MWG, Boulle A, Weigell R, Messou E, Mathers C, Orrell C, Dabis F, Pascoe M, Egger M. Mortality of HIV-infected patients starting antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa: comparison with HIV-unrelated mortality. PLoS Med 2009, 6(4): e1000066. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000066.

77.    Johnston SC, Mendis S, Mathers CD. Global variation in stroke burden and mortality. Lancet Neurology 2009, 8(4): 345-354.

76.   Chatterji S, Kowal P, Mathers C, Naidoo N, Verdes E, Smith JP, Suzman R. The health of aging populations in China and India. Health Affairs, 2008, 27(4): 1052-1063.

75.    Ribeiro PS, Jacobsen KH, Mathers CD, Garcia-Moreno C. Priorities for women’s health from the Global Burden of Disease Study. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2008, 102(1): 82-90.

74.    Strong KL, Mathers CD, Epping-Jordan J, Resnikoff S, Ullrich A. Preventing cancer through tobacco and infection control: how many lives can we save in the next 10 years? European Journal of Cancer Prevention 17(2):153-161, April 2008.

73.    Black RE, Allen LH, Bhutta Z, Caulfield LE, de Onis M, Ezzati M, Mathers CD, Rivera J. Maternal and child undernutrition: global and regional exposures and health consequences. The Lancet 2008, 371: 243-260.

72.    Iraq Family Health Survey Study (Alkhuzai AH, Hweel MJ, Ismail TW, Hasan HH, Younis AR,  Shawani O, Al-Jaf VM, Al-Alak MM, Rasheed LH, Hamid SM, Al-Gasseer N, Majeed FA, Al Awqati N, Ali MM, Boerma T, Mathers C). Violence-Related Mortality in Iraq from 2002 to 2006. New England Journal of Medicine 2008, 358: 484-93.

71.    Asaria P, Chisholm D, Mathers C, Ezzati M, Beaglehole R. Chronic disease prevention: health effects and financial costs of strategies to reduce salt intake and control tobacco use. The Lancet 2007, 370(9604): 2044-53.

70.    Abegunde DO, Mathers CD, Adam T, Ortegon M, Strong K. The burden and costs of chronic diseases in low-income and middle-income countries. The Lancet 2007;370(9603): 1929-38.

69.    Mathers CD, Ezzati M, Lopez AD. Measuring the Burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases: The Global Burden of Disease Framework. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2007 November; 1(2): e114.

68.    Strong KL, Mathers CD, Bonita R. Preventing stroke: saving lives around the world. Lancet Neurology. 2007 Feb ;6 (2):182-7.

67.    Mathers CD, Loncar D. Projections of global mortality and burden of disease from 2002 to 2030. PLoS Medicine 2006;3(11):e442.

66.    Lopez AD, Mathers CD, Ezzati M, Jamison DT, Murray CJL. Global and regional burden of disease and risk factors, 2001: systematic analysis of population health data. The Lancet 2006;367(9524):1747-57.

65.    Lopez AD, Mathers CD. Measuring the global burden of disease and epidemiological transitions: 2002-2030. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2006, 100(5-6):481-99.

64.    Strong K, Mathers C, Epping-Jordan J, Beaglehole R. Preventing chronic disease: a priority for global health, International Journal of Epidemiology 2006, 35(2): 492-4.

63.    Mathers CD, Iburg KM, Begg S. Adjusting for dependent comorbidity in the calculation of healthy life expectancy. Population Health Metrics 2006; 4:4.

62.    Moradi T, Allebeck P, Jacobsson A, Mathers CD. Sjukdomsbördan i Sverige mätt med DALY (The burden of disease in Sweden as measured by DALYs). Lakartidningen (Swedish Medical Journal) 2006;103 (3):137-41.

61.    Lopez AD,  Shibuya K,  Rao C, Mathers CD. Estimating the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease:  methods and results from the Global Burden of Disease Study. European Respiratory Journal 2006; 27(2): 397-412.

60.    Ferri PF, Brayne C, Brodaty H, Fratiglioni L, Ganguli M, Hall K, Hasegawa K, Hendrie H, Huang Y, Jorm A, Mathers C, Menezes P, Prince M, Rimmer E, Scazufca M. One hundred years on – the global prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Lancet 2005; 366: 2112-2117.

59.    Truelsen T, Piechowski-Jozwiak B,  Bonita R, Mathers C, Bogousslavsky J, Boysen G. Stroke incidence and prevalence in Europe: a review of available data. European Journal of Neurology  2006;13 (6): 581-98.

58.   Strong KS, Mathers CD, Leeder S, Beaglehole R. Preventing chronic diseases: how many lives can we save? Lancet 2005; 366(9496):1578-82.

57.    Bryce J, Boschi-Pinto C, Shibuya K, Black RE and the WHO Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (including Mathers CD). WHO estimates of the causes of death in children. Lancet 2006; 365: 1147-52.

56.    Roglic G, Unwin N, Bennett PH, Mathers CD, Tuomilehto J, King H. The realistic burden of mortality attributable to diabetes: estimates for the year 2000. Diabetes Care 2005, 28:2130-2135.

55.    Setel PW, Sankoh O, Rao C, Velkoff VA, Mathers CD, Yang GH,  HemedY, JhaP, Lopez AD. Sample registration of vital events with verbal autopsy: a renewed commitment to measuring and monitoring vital statistics. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2005, 83: 611-617.

54.    Mathers CD, Ma Fat D, Inoue M, Rao C, Lopez AD. Counting the dead and what they died of:  an assessment of the global status of cause of death data. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2005, 83: 171-177.

53.    Rao C, Bradshaw D, Mathers CD. Improving death registration and statistics in developing countries: lessons from sub-Saharan Africa. Southern African Journal of Demography 2004, 9(2).

52.    Ustun TB, Ayuso-Mateos JL,  Chatterji S, Mathers CD, Murray CJL. Global burden of depressive disorders in the year 2000. British Journal of Psychiatry 2004, 184:386-392.

51. Salomon JA, Tandon A, Murray CJL, World Health Survey Pilot Study Collaborating Group (incl. CD Mathers). Comparability of self rated health: cross sectional multi-country survey using anchoring vignettes. British Medical Journal 2004; 328(7434): 258. Epub 2004 Jan 23.

50.    Mathers CD. Towards valid and comparable measurement of population health. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 81 (11): 787-788 (2003).

49.    Ezzati M, Vander Hoorn S, Rodgers A, Lopez AD, Mathers CD, Murray CJL et al. Estimates of global and regional potential health gains from reducing multiple major risk factors. Lancet 2003; 362:271-80

48.    Mathers CD, Salomon JA, Murray CJL. Infant mortality is not an adequate summary measure of population health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 57: 319 (2003).

47.    Mathers CD, Murray CJL, Salomon JA, Sadana R, Tandon A, Lopez AD, Ustün B, Chatterji S. Healthy life expectancy: comparison of OECD countries in 2001. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 27 (1): 5-11 (2003).

46.    Shibuya K, Mathers CD, Boschi-Pinto C, Lopez AD, Murray CJL. Global and regional estimates of cancer mortality and incidence by site: II. Results for the Global Burden of Disease 2000. BMC Cancer  2:37 (2002).

45.    Mathers CD, Shibuya K, Boschi-Pinto C, Lopez AD, Murray CJL. Global and regional estimates of cancer mortality and incidence by site: I. Application of regional cancer survival model to estimate cancer mortality distribution by site. BMC Cancer 2:36 (2002).

44.    Mathers CD, Murray CJL, Lopez AD, Sadana R, Salomon J. Global patterns of healthy life expectancy for older women. Journal of Women and Aging Vol 14: 99-118 (2002).

43.    Mathers C, Vos T, Stevenson C, Begg S. The burden of disease and injury in Australia. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 79(11): 1076-1084 (2001).

42.    Vos T, Mathers C, Herrman H, Harvey C, Gureje O, Bui D, Watson N, Begg S. The burden of mental disorders in Victoria, 1996. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol, 36:53-62 (2001).

41.    Mathers CD, Sadana R, Salomon J, Murray CJL, Lopez AD. Healthy life expectancy in 191 countries, 1999. The Lancet Vol 357: 1685-1691 (2001).

40.    Turrell G, Mathers C. Socioeconomic inequalities in all cause and specific cause mortality in Australia: 1985-87 and 1995-97. International Journal of Epidemiology 2001;30:231–39.

39.    Murray CJL, Salomon JA, Mathers C. A critical examination of summary measures of population health. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 78(8): 981-994 (2000).

38.    Mathers C, Vos T, Stevenson C, Begg S. The Australian burden of disease study: measuring the loss of health from diseases, injuries and risk factors. Medical Journal of Australia 172: 592-596 (2000).

37.    Mathers C, Vos T. The burden of disease among older Australians. Australian Journal of Ageing 19(2): 54-56 (2000).

36.    Mathers C, Vos T. The burden of mental disorders: a comparison of methods between the Australian burden of disease studies and the Global Burden of Disease Study. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 78(4): 427-438 (2000).

35.    Turrell G, Mathers C. Socioeconomic status and health in Australia.  Medical Journal of Australia 172: 434-438 (2000).


34.    Mathers CD. Gains in health expectancy from the elimination of diseases among older people. Disability and Rehabilitation 21(5-6): 211-221 (1999).

33.    Mathers CD, Robine JM. International Trends in Health Expectancies: a Review. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 17(1) Supplement: 51-55 (1998)

32.    Andrews G, Mathers C, Sanderson K. The burden of disease. Medical Journal of Australia 169(3): 156-158 (1998).

31.    Mathers CD, Schofield DJ. Health consequences of unemployment: a review of the evidence. Medical Journal of Australia 168(4): 178-182 (1998).

30.    Mathers CD, Robine JM. How good is Sullivan’s method for monitoring changes in population health expectancies. International Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 51: 80-86 (1997).

29.    Mathers CD. Trends In Health Expectancies In Australia 1981-1993. Journal of the Australian Population Association 13(1): 1-16 (1996).

28.    Mathers CD. Health patterns of immigrants in Australia. People and Place 4(1): 8-18, (1996).

27.    Mathers CD. Mortality patterns of rural, urban and remote populations in Northern Australia. People and Place 3(2): 15-23, (1995).

26.    Mathers CD. Mortality differentials between urban, rural and remote populations in North Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Information Bulletin 21 (Dec): 26-38 (1995).

25.    d’Espaignet E, Stevenson C E, Mathers C. Monitoring National Health Targets – The perspective of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Health Promotion Journal of Australia  4(3):14-18 (1994).

24.    Ritchie K, Mathers C, Jorm A. Dementia-free life expectancy in Australia. Australian Journal of Public Health 18: 149-152 (1994).

23.    Mathers CD, Harris RS, Lancaster PAL. A Cusum scheme based on the exponential distribution for the surveillance of rare congenital malformations. Australian Journal of Statistics  36(1): 21-30 (1994).

22.    McCallum J, Mathers C. Aged disability and community care in Australia: issues for Southern Africa.  South African  Journal of  Gerontology  2(2):10-16 (1993).

21.    Robine JM, Mathers C, Bucquet D. To better distinguish Health Expectancies (HE) and Health-Adjusted Life Expectancies (HALE) from Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALYs). American Journal of Public Health  83(6): 797-798 (1993).

20.    McCallum J, Mathers C, Freeman E. Sensory Loss and Successful Ageing: Australian Evidence. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 10:11-14 (1992).

19.    Mathers C. Who dies of what (these days)?  Leading article. Medical Journal of Australia 154:227-228 (1991).


18.    Mathers CD, Moore G. Utilisation of acute hospitals by age and sex in Australia, 1985. Community Health Studies XIII(3):316-328 (1989).

17.    Shirlow MJ, Mathers CD. A Study of Caffeine Consumption and Symptoms: Indigestion, Palpitations, Tremor, Headache and Insomnia. International Journal of Epidemiology 14: 239-248  (1985).

16.    Shirlow MJ, Mathers CD. Caffeine Consumption and Serum Cholesterol Levels. International Journal of Epidemiology 13: 422-427  (1984).

15.    Mathers CD, Harris RS. Seasonal Distribution of Births in Australia. International Journal of Epidemiology 12: 326-331 (1983).

14.    Mathers CD. Births and Perinatal Deaths in Australia: Variations by Day of Week. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 37: 57-62 (1983).

13.    Mathers CD. Geographical Variations in Reproductive Outcome in New South Wales, 1980. Community Health Studies 7: 117-120 (1983).

12.    Mathers CD, Field B. Some International Trends in the Incidence of Neural Tube Defects. Community Health Studies 7: 60-66 (1983).

11.    Mathers CD. Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Exponential Polynomial Rate for Poisson Data. Biometrical Journal 26: 33-38 (1983).

10.    Field B, Kerr C, Mathers CD. Incidence of Neural Tube Defects. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 24(6): 861-2 (1982).

9.      Shirlow MJ, Mathers CD.  Computer Analysis of Nutritional Factors in Diet. Food and Nutrition Notes and Reviews 37: 157-160 (1980).

8.      Mathers CD.  Transverse MHD Shock Waves in a Partly Ionized Plasma.  Part 2. Shock Structure in Hydrogen. Journal of Plasma Physics 24: 121-148 (1980).

7.      Mathers CD.  Transverse MHD Shock Waves in a Partly Ionized Plasma. Part 1. Structure Equations and Topology. Journal of Plasma Physics 24: 103-120 (1980).


6.      Cross RC, Mathers CD.  The Effects of Ionization on the Jump Conditions for MHD and Transverse Ionizing Shock Waves. Journal of Plasma Physics 21: 151-168 (1979).

5.      Mathers CD.  Simplified Expressions for the Calculation of the Viscosity of Partly Ionized Gases. Physics Letters 69A: 119-121  (1978).

4.      Collins AR, Mathers CD.  Dynamics of Transverse Magnetohydrodynamic Shock Waves. Physics of Fluids 21: 1939-44 (1978).

3.      Mathers CD, Cramer NF.  The Effect of Ionization and Recombination on the Resistivity of a Partially Ionized Plasma in a Magnetic Field.  Australian Journal of Physics 31: 171-9 (1978).

2.      Mathers CD, Sams DC.  Nuclear Waste Management and Disposal. New Doctor 7: 34-40 (1977).

  1.   Mathers CD.  Upper Limit of Efficiency for Photovoltaic Solar Cells.  Journal of Applied Physics 48: 3181-2 (1977).

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