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Life Expectancy & Disease

Clear, factual information on the trends of life expectancy; which diseases are causing what share of deaths in the world and North America; a historical and contemporary look at the AIDS epidemic; alcohol and drug use disorders.
Life Expectancy of People
World Causes of Death
Share of Deaths in the World by Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancers
Share of Deaths in North America-Cardiovascular and Cancers
Share of Deaths in North America
HIV Infections and Aids Deaths 1990-2017
Population Infected with HIV
Aids Deaths Averted From Antiretroviral Drugs 2016
Outdoor Air Pollution According to the 2017 Global Burden of Disease study, 3.4 million people died prematurely as a result of outdoor air pollution—more than 3 times the number who died from HIV/AIDS.
Share of Population with Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders In 2018, the Center for Disease Control reported that US life expectancy had declined in recent years, a trend largely attributed to drug overdose and suicide. Suicide rates in the US have risen by 30% since 1999.

Sources

Life Expectancy of People Map:
United Nations Population Division, World Population Prospects; data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development-indicators; www.ourworldindata.org
Centers for Disease Controls/National Center for Health Statistics; www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs.htm

World Causes of Death Chart:
Global Burden of Disease Collaborative Network, 2019; cited at: www.ourworldindata.org

Share of Deaths in the World by Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancers Chart:
Global Burden of Disease Collaborative Network, Global Burden of Disease Study 2017;
cited at https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/share-of-deaths-by-cause

Share of Deaths in North America-Cardiovascular and Cancers Chart:
Global Burden of Disease Collaborative Network, Global Burden of Disease Study 2017;
cited at https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/share-of-deaths-by-cause

Share of Deaths in North America Chart:
Global Burden of Disease Collaborative Network, Global Burden of Disease Study 2017;
cited at https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/share-of-deaths-by-cause

HIV Infections and Aids Deaths 1990-2017 Chart:
Global Burden of Disease Collaborative Network,2019; cited at: www.ourworldindata.org UNAIDS; rstesa.unaids.org/documents/publications/77-2019-unaids-data-en/file

Population Infected with HIV Chart:
Global Burden of Disease Collaborative Network, 2017; cited at www.ourworldindata
UNAIDS, http://rstesa.unaids.org/documents/publications/77-2019-unaids-data-en/file

Aids Deaths Averted From Antiretroviral Drugs 2016 Chart:
UNAIDS: www.aidsinfoonline.org; cited at: www.ourworldindata.org

Outdoor Air Pollution Chart:
World Bank Development Indicators, data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development-indicators
Global Burden of Disease, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32225-6.

Share of Population with Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders Chart:
Global Burden of Disease Collaborative Network,2019; cited at: www.ourworldindata.org


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