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Health Expenditure on Diabetes, 2013

on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 06:46

Diabetes, as a chronic disease, imposes a large economic burden on individuals, families, national health systems and national economies.This article focus on the economic burden of diabetes presenting the health expenditure on diabetes in countries of the world, based on data from the IDF Sixth Edition of Diabetes Atlas, 2013.

Prevalence of Diabetes in the World, 2013

on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 06:10

The global prevalence of diabetes in adult population in 2013 is presented in this article. The estimated prevalence of diabetes in adult population (20-79 years old) expressed in percentages is used as main metric. An interactive data visualization was designed to explore the data. Data source is the sixth edition of the International Diabetes Federation Atlas of Diabetes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Under-five mortality dashboard

on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 03:11
Under-five mortality dashboard
Under-five mortality dashboard visualizes the United Nation Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality's estimates of child mortality, child leading causes of death and income per person (GDP/Capit, PPP$ infation-adjusted) in an innovative way that allows users to explore and track the situation and trend about under-five child mortality.