Friday, June 20, 2014

Mapping Global Child Mortality Rates

The Pulitzer Center has created an informative map of global child mortality rates to highlight the progress the world has made in helping children survive their early years. The Child Lives map uses UNICEF data with the Mapbox platform to create a powerful visualization of the improvements in child mortality rates across the world.

The use of scaled circular markers provides a global overview of the child mortality rates in each country. Switching between the two dates, 1990 and 2012, provides a quick visualization of how child mortality rates have fallen across the globe during these years.

You can analyse the data in more depth by selecting individual countries on the map. This allows you to view the percentage reduction in under-five mortality rates in the selected country since 1990. You can also view two charts showing the number of deaths per 1000 live births and the total number of under five deaths for the years 1990 to 2012.

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