Mortality Rate of Children Under 5 and Gender Differences

September 16, 2014
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(This article was first published on Adventures in Analytics and Visualization, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

This post displays two animated choropleths. One for global mortality rates for children under 5 (per 1000 live births) and the second for the difference in global mortality rates for males and female children under 5 (per 1000).

This was put together after my wife sent a link to this optimistic story on NPR’s site. It was regarding a reduction in mortality rates of children under 5 and it showed animated choropleths for three year’s of data, 1972, 1992, and 2012. I thought it was possible to have more information displayed in the animated choropleths than was made available using rMaps.

Data

Data for different countries and variables were collected using the World Development Indicators (WDI) package, which accesses data provided by the World Bank. The R code for these can be found on my github site.

Mortality rates for children under 5 (per 1000 live births): 1970 through 2013.

  1. Reduction in mortality rates are discernable.
  2. Regions where data were not available are in black.

Mortality rate of females MINUS Mortality rate of males (Children under 5, per 1000, 1990 through 2013)

  1. Only India has a positive difference (more female children then male children)
  2. Regions where data were not available are in black.

Mortality Rate of Children Under 5 and Gender Differences was originally published by Vivek Patil at Adventures in Analytics and Visualization on September 17, 2014.

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