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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.

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.

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.

Geography of Diabetes in US: A conditioned map

on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 01:29

The Geography of Diabetes data visualization allows to explore the magnitude and spatial distribution of Diabetes across US Counties. It was created by Annette Greiner using the core set of indicators from the Food Environment Atlas, US Department of Agriculture (USDA).