terrible graph of the day

May 12, 2014
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(This article was first published on Xi'an's Og » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

A truly terrible graph in Le Monde about overweight and obesity in the EU countries (and Switzerland). The circle presentation makes no logical sense. Countries are ordered by 2030 overweight percentages, which implies the order differs for men and women. (With a neat sexist differentiation between male and female figures.)  The allocation of the (2010) grey bar to its country is unclear (left or right?). And there is no uncertain associated with the 2030 predictions. There is no message coming out of the graph, like the massive explosion in the obesity and overweight percentages in EU countries. Now, given that the data is available for women and men, ‘Og’s readers should feel free to send me alternative representations!

Filed under: Books, Kids, R, Statistics Tagged: bad graph, EU, Le Monde, obesity, OMS, overweight, prediction

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