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Indigenous Mortality and Inequalities in Latin America: the case of Brazil and Ecuador

on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 13:12

A study on indigenous mortality in Latin America is presented at the 20th Canadian Conference on Global Health. 27-29 October 2013, Ottawa, Canada. The study assess mortality inequalities between indigenous and non-indigenous population in Brazil and Ecuador. Information and results from this study are included in a porter.

Highest Prevalence of Hypertension Located to Southeastern of United States, 2001-2009

on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 02:43

This article describes the level, distribution and trends of the prevalence of hypertension in United States of America at states and county levels, by gender and race in 2001 and 2009. An exploratory data visualization is proposed as a tool for assessing hypertension, monitoring progress of reducing the burden of high blood pressure at national, state and local levels and providing useful information to public health decision-maker, policy makers and the general public.

Causes of Death in the World. 1990, 2005, 2010

on Sat, 05/18/2013 - 02:37

From public health perspective it is relevant not only to have information on the magnitude and distribution of mortality but also on the leading causes of deaths in population and how these are changing over time. This article focuses on this specific subject, providing information on the leading causes of deaths in the world and how these are changing from 1990 to 2010.

Outbreak of human infections with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus

on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 06:02

This article describes the situation of the outbreak of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus as of 29 April 2013. In order to support and encourage analysis of available data and dissemination of information an exploratory dashboard is proposed using officially reported data from World Health Organization (WHO)

A global overview of the magnitude, disparities and trend of infant mortality in the world. 1950-2011

on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 18:23

This article serves just to introduce the makeover of the data visualization published as part of the article "Infant Mortality Rate in the World: Magnitude, Inequities and Trend". This data visualization makeover was submitted to the Elite 8 Viz Makeover Contest from tableau Software. See more inside.

From Health Disparities to Health Equity

on Sat, 03/16/2013 - 15:46

From Health Disparity to Health Equity is a sound presentation about equity and disparities, and the operationalization of these concepts in the context of public health.

Gender Inequality around the World

on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 17:58

The Gender Inequality Index (GII) provides insights into gender disparities in health, empowerment and labour market in 146 countries. It can be useful to help governments, organizations and the general public understand the ramifications of gaps between women and men.
This article highlights the global overview of the situation, distribution and trends of the GII in the World.

The concept of Inequality

on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 04:58

This article introduces the concept of inequality. To facilitate the understanding of this concept, it is used a video showing the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting the difference among ideal distribution of wealth, our perception of inequality and the actual inequality.

Visualizing Global Health: Global Burden of Disease Tour by Dr. Murray

on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 02:33

Global Burden of Disease Tour by Dr. Murray
This is the tour of Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors Study 2010, presented by Dr. Chris Murray, Director of Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation unveiling new data visualizations for identifying health challenges, explore and analyze global, regional and national health evidence and supporting developing policies, decision making and keep inform the general public.

Infant Mortality rate in the World: Magnitude, inequities and trends

on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 04:39

Infant Mortality rate in the World
This article will on Infant Mortality rate, visualizing its magnitude and trends by countries and highlighting inequities among regions and countries. Estimates of Infant Mortality rates from The United Nations Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN-IGME), published in the report "Levels and Trends in Child Mortality" were used as data source.

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