14 December 2012

Playing with IHME Data Visuals

I decided to play around with the data visualizations that came out of the IHME release of the burden of disease and what kills people around the world. One of the most striking things is the sudden spike in deaths for children over 10 years old as the result of the earthquake in Haiti. It is no surprise that the burdens shift from high mortality in young people in Asian and sub-Saharan African countries to a greater burden of NCDs in the West as people get older.

Here are some things I did. You can dig deeper into the Guardian's visualization here and check out what the Washington Post did here.

Causes of death in men in 2010:

Here is the same data using transitions to illustrate the changes.

As promised, here is the data on women: