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Incidence, mortality and DALYs by Cancer at country level in 2015: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study

on Sun, 12/11/2016 - 15:29

Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide and major noncommunicable disease. Current estimates on the burden of cancer are a fundamental peace of information for cancer prevention and control. An interactive visualization allows you to explore the cancer incidence, mortality, and disability-adjusted life-years (DALY) in a selected cancers group across countries.

Visualizing the Burden of Cancer: Incidence Rate by 32 Cancers from 2005 to 2015

on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 15:40

Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide and major noncommunicable disease. Current estimates on the burden of cancer are a fundamental peace of information for cancer prevention and control. An interactive visualization allows you to explore the cancer incidence in 32 cancers by sex in selected location (global, region, country or territory).

Causes of Maternal Mortality from 1980 to 2013

on Mon, 05/30/2016 - 01:38

This visualization helps monitoring maternal deaths and the key causes contributing to maternal mortality in the world and by country from 1980 to 2013.

My talk at the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Workshop on Big Data and Scientific Computation

on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 02:48

This is my talk at the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Workshop on Big Data and Scientific Computation, hold at the ICICT-FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 23 to 27 August, 2015, where the systematic approach and science behind the GBD Study, the computational modeling and data flow, and data visualization platform were discussed,

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.

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.

Non-Communicable Diseases: Some facts

on Sat, 12/20/2014 - 19:27

This post introduces the concept of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and illustrates some NCDs-related facts. It isn the first blog post in a series devoted to NCDs.

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.

Mortality in the World 1970-2010

on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 04:54

This article aims to highlight the magnitude, distribution and trends of mortality in the World. To cover this subject, mortality or death rate, measured as number of deaths per 100,000 population is the health metric used. The data is available online at Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) Mortality Results 1970-2010.

Fewer people dying but more live with disability

on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 04:14

This article highlights the progress of life expectancy in the World in the last forty years and how this positive impact is bringing a new public health issue, an increase in the number of years that people are living with disabilities. An interactive data visualization using three key indicators estimated by GBS 2010: 1) Life Expectancy; 2) Healthy-Adjusted Life Expectancy; and 3) Healthy Years Lost, defined as the difference between health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE) and life expectancy is featured to encourage exploration and analysis from readers.