In two years, the Guardian’s data blog has published more than 600 data sets. I know this because, thanks to their nifty summary post, I just browsed the full list. In addition to more than a few UK analogues to the sort of stuff we see from AHRQ and NCHS, such as UK life expectancy, birth rates and aging populations and public spending, they’ve also got the sort of global health stuff that any journalist or blogger could pull out and use in a post tomorrow. I’ve collected some of my favorites and tried to strike a good balance between unique stuff and broad-spectrum, widely available global health data.
- Cancer rates: see how countries compare worldwide
- Assisted suicide statistics: the numbers Dignitas helps to die, by country
- What’s happened to measles immunisation – and how do we compare to the rest of the world?
- There’s more to life than GDP
- Hunger by numbers: How we are losing the battle against worldwide malnutrition
- The world in drugs use
- Condom use around the world
- Obesity around the world
And finally, for no particular reason, here’s the outcome of every freedom of information request ever filed by the BBC. Also in the category of “data for curious journalists/insiders”? Several years of UK libel cases.