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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.

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.