Data Visualizations

IHME strives to make its data freely and easily accessible and to provide innovative ways to visualize complex topics. Our data visualizations allow you to see patterns and follow trends that are not readily apparent in the numbers themselves. Here you can watch how trends in mortality change over time, choose countries to compare progress in a variety of health areas, or see how countries compare against each other on a global map.

Not sure which visualization will provide you with the results you are looking for? Click here for a guide that will help you determine which tool will best address your data needs.

GBD Compare is new to IHME’s lineup of visualizations and has countless options for exploring health data. To help you navigate this new tool, we have a video tutorial that will orient you to its controls and show you how to interact with the data. You can also watch the video of IHME Director Christopher Murray presenting the tools for the first time at the public launch on March 5, 2013.

Cause of Death trends for the United States and Australia, 1970-2006

One way to measure the success of a country's health system is to analyze the probability that a 15-year-old in that country will die before reaching age 60 if mortality trends in that country remained the same.

Progress in maternal and child mortality by country, age, and year (Global), 1990-2011

With four years left for countries to achieve international targets for saving the lives of mothers and children, more than half the countries around the world are lowering maternal mortality and child mortality at an accelerated rate.

Breast and cervical cancer incidence and mortality by age, region, and country (Global), 1980-2010

With this interactive tool, explore trends in breast and cervical cancer for women (aged 15-79) and reproductive age women (aged 15-49) for 187 countries between 1980 and 2010.

Life expectancy by county, sex, and race (US), 1987-2007

Visualize changes in life expectancy in US counties by sex and race from 1987-2007 and see how it compares to other countries.

Development assistance for health by channel of assistance (Global), 1990-2010

Visualize changes from 1990 to 2010 in the total amount of money being spent by various channels of assistance on global health programs.

Development assistance for health disbursements by channel and recipient country (Global), 1990-2008

Visualize changes from 1990 to 2008 in the amount of money being spent by various channels of assistance in developing countries.

Diabetes prevalence by county (US) maps

IHME researchers used new small area measurement methods to estimate the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes by US county for 2008.

Bed net ownership and use by country mapped over time (Global), 1999-2008

The rapid scale up and coverage in at-risk ownership in some countries, like Ethiopia, Djibouti, Sao Tome and Mali, is especially striking.

Bed net ownership, use, and distribution in relation to socioeconomic variables and child mortality, by country (Global), 1999-2008

Use this interactive tool to explore trends and levels of bed net ownership, use, and distribution for 44 African countries for 1999-2008.

Neonatal, postneonatal, childhood, and under-5 mortality rates by country mapped over time (Global), 1970-2010

This map shows estimates of neonatal, postneonatal, childhood, and under-5 mortality rates at the country level from 1970 to 2010.

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