Burden Calculator

About this project

Burden Calculator is a simple and open analytical tool that can be used to estimate the burden of injuries in a population using data on the incidence of deaths and non-fatal injuries. The tool aims to  simplify the GBD-2010 methodology while retaining the features most important for evidence-based estimation of the burden of injuries. The tool will evolve through contributions and collaborations of the injury statistics community. Users are encouraged to provide better input parameters, conduct validation studies, perform cross-country comparisons, and to contribute their results and modifications to the project website.

Download the tool

Excel File: BurdenCalculatorV1.10.xlsx  (Excel file; click on link and select download)

Current Version: V1.10

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2015


Acknowledgements: The development of this tool is partly supported by a grant from the World Bank. The tool builds on a vast body of research in burden of disease methodologies undertaken by other researchers with support from other institutions. 

For more information about the project and to contribute to the development of this tool, please contact: 

Kavi Bhalla, PhD

Associate Professor

Public Health Sciences

University of Chicago

Email: kavibhalla@gmail.com

James Harrison, MBBS, MPH


Research Centre for Injury Studies

Flinders University, Adelaide

Email: james.harrison@flinders.edu.au