Data Visualization

Blog of the Data Visualization & Communication Course at OSB-AUB

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Reasons of Suicide in Europe and Africa

Reasons of Suicide in Europe and Africa

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Each year approximately one million people die from suicide. In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. This visualizations are part of a research project to identify the reasons of high suicide in Africa and Europe followed recommendations. This two map visualizations represent the names of the highest countries with suicide rate on the maps. The reasons of high suicide in Africa is high spread of lethal deceases like AIDS/HIV (and lack of proper health systems. Represented in one of the graphs, the HIV/AIDS rates of Africa Countries are in the graph were the blue bars of the graph represent countries with highest suicide. In another graph, data showed that post Soviet Union countries have higher suicide rate than other European countries. Also, the European countries where there is high substance use , the suicide rates rises. It is shown in the graph that countries which are in blue, the ones with highest suicide and very high in substance use.

Who is more exposed to Suicide?

Who is more exposed to Suicide?

Now a day’s suicide became one of the three main causes of mortality among males and females that are 15 to 44 years old. In addition to that researches showed that Europe and Africa are the continents with the most number of suicide deaths. A study was performed to deeply analyze this topic in these two continents specifically. For this purpose, data was taken from World development index and merged with externally data from credible resources, then visuals were formed using tableau to find relationships between the variables we have and the numbers of suicides in different countries. The results show that the highest age group with suicide numbers are 35-54 years, literature shows that those age groups have the highest responsibilities. Followed by 55-74 years, a possible reason would be that people in this age should reach all their goals maybe if they didn’t, they don’t find themselves worthy of life, or the opposite, the fact that people accomplished all their goals in life and don’t see a point in living anymore.

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