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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.

The Global Burden of Tuberculosis, 1990-2013

on Tue, 03/24/2015 - 03:54

Celebrating the World Tuberculosis Day raising awareness about the burden of TB worldwide and the status of TB prevention and control efforts and calling for global, national and local efforts to continue the commitment to find, treat and cure all people with TB and accelerate progress towards the bold goal of ending TB by 2035.

Applications of Data Visualization in Public Health

on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 02:17

I'm glad to be able to deliver a presentation at the Washington DC Tableau User Group Meeting on March 17, 2015, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington D.C. The presentation introduced some conceptual elements about public health, a brief description about analytic process in population health and some examples of data visualization in public health.

Playing with a sequence of 8,000 digits of pi

on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 08:27

Celebrating the Pi Day playing, having fun and visualizing a sequence of 8,000 digits of Pi.

Visualizing the Human Development Gender Gap

on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:42

This blog post commemorate the International Women's Day 2015 visualizing the gender inequality in the human developent using absolutes and relatives measures of inequality.

World Statistics Day, a celebration that is worth

on Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:45

This blog post highlights October 20th as the World Statistics Day, proclaimed by the United Nation General Assembly in 2010.

The statistical community worldwide will embrace this international observance and showcase their achievements and their ongoing work towards Better Data - Better Lives.

Hypertension Prevention and Control in Latin America and the Caribbean

on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 03:04

This blog post highlights the paper "Hypertension Prevention and Control in Latin America and the Caribbean" published in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension on February 28th, 2015 by Pedro Orduñez, Ramon Martinez, Mark L. Niebylski, and Norm R. Campbell.

Equiplot: A Chart to Display Equity Data

on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:27

This blog post introduces Equiplot, a data visualization to present and communicate equity data effectively to health professionals, managers, policy makers and the general public.

Visualizing Infant Mortality Rate in Cuba

on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:16

This blog post visualizes the trends of Infant Mortality in Cuba from 1970 to 2014 and its situation at first administrative level in 2014. Data is reported by National Health Authorities from the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba.

Life Expectancy: progress from 1990 to 2013

on Mon, 12/22/2014 - 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.