The Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation released its report on Global Burden of Diseases. The report can be found here. There are many excellent examples of data envisioning in it. I recommend playing around with them, particularly if you are a graph junkie like me. The Guardian reported with one particularly striking interactive visualization. The top two causes of death in the developing world are lower respiratory infections and diarrhea. In the the developed world we have ischemic heart disease and stroke. In fact you have to go down to number 16 to find a non-preventable cause in the developed world where lower respiratory infections pops in. It should be a surprise to anyone that we have very different disease profiles, but we should keep in mind that people in the developing world (where most of the people are) die from infectious disease while we in the rich northern hemisphere die from our own overindulgence. Makes one think.
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