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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.

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.

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.