Adult mortality rates by country and sex (Global), 1970-2010

Gap widens between countries in adult mortality

Visualize changes in adult-mortality in 187 countries between 1970 and 2010. You can see how health disparities among countries are widening around the world for both men and women. The gap between countries has grown so large that now the country with the highest adult mortalty – Zambia – has a female adult mortality rate that is 16 times the adult mortality of the country with the lowest rate, Cyprus. Data are presented as bubbles, columns, or lines.  
 
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