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How do people die? Global mortality and causes of death visualised

How do people die? Global mortality and causes of death visualised | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
What kills people around the world - and how does it vary from place to place?
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Cancer's Global Footprint

Cancer's Global Footprint | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
Cancer is often considered a disease of affluence, but about 70% of cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Explore this interactive map to learn about some cancers that disproportionately affect poorer countries.


With this interactive map, users can explore cancers that disproportionately affect poorer countries.  How do these spatial distributions correlate with other developmental, consumption or economic patterns?  What surpises you about this data?   


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Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 17, 2014 8:04 PM

The high rates of cancer in the United States and other wealthy countries was not surprising, the high rates of liver cancer in West Africa was. Similarly, the very high rates of liver and stomach cancer in China and Mongolia was shocking since the apparent cause is salty, pickled foods.

 

I imagine 30 years from now the rates of lung cancer will drop off a cliff for the United States, but I wonder if the same would be true for Poland which also has a very high rate of lung cancer.

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Does Gender Inequality Cause More Girls to Get HIV?

Does Gender Inequality Cause More Girls to Get HIV? | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
It is no coincidence that in countries and regions with high HIV/AIDS prevalence, women tend to have a lower position in society. But exactly what are the linkages between how women and girls are valued and their risk for HIV/AIDS?
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