Data Visualization

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

This is my favorite part about analytics: Taking boring flat data and bringing it to life through visualization” John Tukey

Guyana Is Dying!

Guyana Is Dying!

Dear Communities,

Save Guyana!

Since 2000 Guyana is witnessing an increase in number of suicides. This increase should grab communities attention to work hard on reducing this rate. We have to instill hope again in every home in Guyana.

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.

Insights on Suicide around the World

Insights on Suicide around the World

The below graphs show the variation in number of suicides with respect to sex,age,GDP per capita and countries.

Males commit suicide more than females!

Most who commit suicide their age between 23-34.

Suicide number increase as GDP per capita increase !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Its time to See!

Its time to See!

Suicide

Each year, One million persons die r because of suicide, and this reflects a mortality rate of one death every forty seconds.

Additionally, the rates of suicide deaths have increased by 60% in the last 45 years worldwide. For this, suicide became one of the three main causes of mortality among the males and females that are 15 to 44 years old. This is a problem that is a concern for every country therefore performing data exploration and analysis is of high importance, few recommendations will be suggested and will be directed to governments to take action at the first place and then to parents and schools to be aware of the reasons behind the increasing numbers in order to raise awareness among the future generations.

It is clear that East European countries have higher suicide rates compared to west European countries. Post Soviet Union European countries have very high suicide rates because of high economic and political instability that followed the collapse of the Union. These high rates are associated high levels of substance abuse.

For this, awareness should be spread about the dangers of substance use in educational schools and systems. Also, substance rehabilitation centers are a way to reduce the numbers of drug abusers and in turn reduce the suicide risk.

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