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Visualizing the Global Distribution of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus

on Sun, 07/26/2015 - 21:19

This blog post visualizes the global geographic distribution of currently known unique occurrences of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus, two mosquitoes species that are vector of several important arbovirus: dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses.

Overweight and Obesity is Growing at an Alarming Rate

on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 17:42

This blog post highlights the trend patterns in level and change over time of the prevalence of overweight and obesity, and obesity alone in children and adolescents (2 to 19 years old) and adult (20+ years old) by sex, in 21 regions, developed and developing economies and at global level from 1990 to 2013.

Playing with a sequence of 8,000 digits of pi

on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 08:27

Celebrating the Pi Day playing, having fun and visualizing a sequence of 8,000 digits of Pi.

Visualizing the Human Development Gender Gap

on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:42

This blog post commemorate the International Women's Day 2015 visualizing the gender inequality in the human developent using absolutes and relatives measures of inequality.

World Statistics Day, a celebration that is worth

on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 03:45

This blog post highlights October 20th as the World Statistics Day, proclaimed by the United Nation General Assembly in 2010.

The statistical community worldwide will embrace this international observance and showcase their achievements and their ongoing work towards Better Data - Better Lives.

Equiplot: A Chart to Display Equity Data

on Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:27

This blog post introduces Equiplot, a data visualization to present and communicate equity data effectively to health professionals, managers, policy makers and the general public.

Visualizing Infant Mortality Rate in Cuba

on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:16

This blog post visualizes the trends of Infant Mortality in Cuba from 1970 to 2014 and its situation at first administrative level in 2014. Data is reported by National Health Authorities from the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba.

Life Expectancy: progress from 1990 to 2013

on Sun, 12/21/2014 - 19:48

This blog post illustrates the progress in Life Expectancy in 188 countries by age and sex from 1990 to 2013 based on new estimates from the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2013 (GBD2013), let by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, published on December 18, 2014 in The Lancet.

Predicting the Number of Cases from the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Countries with Widespread and Intense Transmission

on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:25

This post introduces an interactive data visualization to predict the number of cases for the next six weeks from the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, specifically in countries with widespread and intense transmission (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone)

Forecasting the Number of Cases of Ebola Virus from the 2014 Outbreak in West Africa During the Next 12 Weeks

on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:36

Forecasting and mathematical modeling was applied to estimate the cumulative number of cases from the 2014 Ebola virus diseases outbreak in West Africa. it was estimated that the number of cases could be more than 8,000 during the next 12 weeks or around November 23rd, 2014