Tag Archives: Healthcare

Scatter plot showing changes in male and female tobacco smoking rates from 2000 to 2015

The scatter chart below shows the change in male and female tobacco smoking rates in different countries between 2000 and 2015. In addition, countries are color-coded by their income levels.

Almost all countries have seen female smoking rates drop Рthe Russian Federation and the Czech Republic are the two exceptions. Male smoking rates have also dropped in most countries. However, several African and Middle Eastern countries saw a rise.  The shaded green area indicates the part of the chart where both female and male smoking rates dropped.

2x2 scatter plot showing change in smoking rates in different countries

Changes in smoking rates between 2000 and 2015 in various countries depicted in scatter diagram

This chart was built using the Aploris add-in for PowerPoint on a Mac.

Link between health spending and life expectancy

The scatter chart below shows the relationship between life expectancy and health expenditure for a variety of countries. The x-axis shows life expectancy at birth and the y-axis shows healthcare spend per capita for each year of life expectancy (in 2010 international dollars). Countries are color coded based on their region.

In general, the more countries spend on healthcare the longer their citizens live.  However, the US is a significant outlier. The US spends much more than any other country but its life expectancy is below many. The source article (https://ourworldindata.org/the-link-between-life-expectancy-and-health-spending-us-focus) plots health expenditure per capita on the y-axis (instead of healthcare spend per capita for each year of life expectancy). However, we find that their visualization is not as effective in calling out the US as an outlier.

Scatter plot showing healthcare spending/life expectancy

Scatter plot showing the relationship between health spending and life expectancy

This chart was built with the Aploris PowerPoint add-in.

Cluster bar chart showing estimated prevalence of diabetes globally

The cluster bar chart below shows the estimated prevalence of diabetes in different global regions in 1980 and 2014. In addition, a data row is used to show the estimated number of people with diabetes. The prevalence rates have increased drastically over the time period.

The data from the World Health Organization’s 2016 Global Report on Diabetes.

Cluster bar chart showing diabetes prevalence

Cluster bar chart showing estimated prevalence of diabetes in 1980 and 2014

This chart was built using the Aploris charts add-in for PowerPoint Mac 2016.

 

 

Bar chart showing glycemic properties for select foods

The bar chart below shows the glycemic load (GL) for some common foods. GL measures  the quality (glycemic index) and quantity of a carbohydrate in a meal. In addition, a data row is used to show the glycemic index and serving size. The foods are organized in categories and sorted from highest to lowest GL within each category.

Bar chart showing glycemic load and index for select foods

Bar chart showing glycemic properties for select foods

This chart was built using the Aploris add-in. Aploris integrates with PowerPoint on PCs and Macs to help users quickly make a variety of business charts.