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Groups of countries that are geographically close and epidemiologically similar, as defined in the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project. The “High-income North America GBD region,” for example, contains Canada and the United States of America, while the “South Asia GBD region” contains Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. See GBD regions.
GBD Super Regions
Global Burden of Disease (GBD) regions are grouped into seven super-regions that exhibit similar cause-of-death patterns. The “Latin America and Caribbean super-region,” for example, contains the Caribbean, Central Latin America, Tropical Latin America, and Andean Latin America regions.
The seven super-regions are: High income; Latin America & Caribbean; Sub-Saharan Africa; North Africa & Middle East; South East Asia, East Asia & Oceania; South Asia; Central Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia.