In every Lebanese driver, there is a hidden Michael Schumacher inside of him/her. Unfortunately with all NGOs providing all possible resources for the promotion of road safety awareness, car accidents numbers are all the way up. The sad part is that drinking and driving is illegal but do we really abide by this law. When was the last time you called a taxi because you were drunk? And the most important aspect is that car Speed is a competition and a show off.
It was interesting to find through the below dashboard that most car accidents happens during summer season (July and August).
The dataset contains both monthly and yearly statistics of car accidents in Lebanon from 2007 to 2019. This dataset is aggregated by the number of car accidents, the number of injuries, and the number of fatalities.
The fertility mutates from region to another and it is related to the culture, education level and civilization. It also decreases from year to year because of civilization, weather, and human life style.
This Dash compares 3 different countries USA: Advance country , Lebanon : Arab region and Africa:third world and shows that all the countries will have the same fertility rate in the future.
Data source: https://www.opendatalebanon.org/
The following dashboard gives a complete image of the vital statistics in Lebanon starting year 1999 till the year 2018. It can be seen that the number of births has increased over the past few years by approximately 74 percent (top visual). However, during the same period, the number of deaths has increased slightly. The drastic increase in the number of births and yet slight increase in death rate call for further analysis of factors contributing to this improvement such as economic indicators, health care system and other relevant factors. What is worth noting, however, is that the number of divorces have doubled during the same time period. In comparison, the number of marriages has slightly increased between the years 1999 – 2018.
The following dashboard further shows a break down of these four variables (births, deaths, marriages, and divorces) by city and year. Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, has maintained the lowest number of births throughout the years (1999 – 2018). Interestingly, however, North Lebanon has had the highest number of vitals across all four variables throughout the same time period. Bekaa, on the other hand, had a relatively high marriage and divorce rate.
On a separate note, Lebanon has maintained an equal number of births and deaths across both genders throughout the same period (1999 – 2018).
Note that the dashboard is highly interactive. To maximize your experience, please view in full-screen and use filters by year and city as well as highlight by city.
My morning dark coffee was mixed lately with the sorrowful news regarding the collapse of the Lebanese economy. People are losing their jobs, their purchasing power, and even their hope to rise again. I felt for a couple of times that we are powerless and it’s the time to accept that hope is only a way to package the melancholic truth.
In my attempt to find any light inside the deep dark hole that we are inside, I remembered the metaphor of Lebanese phoenix that I heard about during the 2006 July war. Phoenix is the bird who can arise from the aches according to Greek mythology. Beirut, the capital of the old country, like the phoenix, was rebuilt more than seven times according to legend. So, to strengthen the glimpse of hope with actual reality, I searched for a recent stage where Lebanon was rising. I surprised when I found that between 1950 and 1974, Lebanon was in a golden stage with a GPD per capita is greater than many developed counties nowadays! So, my current concern becomes while drinking my morning coffee is how we can make the Lebanese phoenix rise again?
Note: I created this graph using tableau software based on the data from Maddison Project Database 2018.
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.