A new report by the Congressional Research Service, "Prevalence of mental illness in the United States" was released on February 28, 2014.
Using a variety of national surveys as data sources, the CRS wrote this report in response to Congress desire for awareness on the topic and how mental disorders impact Americans. The CRS was tasked to determine prevalence estimates of diagnosable disorders. These estimates are designed to help with creating strategies, but some of the findings may raise more questions than answers.
In Canada, the Library of Parliament and the Public Health Agency are two government organizations that have looked at the prevalence of mental illness, as well as a look into existing policies and programs.
- A report of mental illnesses in Canada (Public Health Agency)
- Mental health, mental illness and addiction (Parliament of Canada)
(Source: MADGIC Staff)
HealthStats is the World Bank's comprehensive database of Health, Nutrition, and Population (HNP) Statistics.
It includes over 250 indicators on topics such as health financing, HIV/AIDS, immunization, malaria and tuberculosis, health workforce and health facilities use, nutrition, reproductive health, population and population projections, cause of death, non-communicable diseases, water, tables, charts or maps that can be easily shared through email, Facebook and Twitter.
(Source: World Bank)
The Worldwide population map is amazing! Using d3.js, Adam Pearce creates a map of the world which represents population density by latitude.
Inspired by James Cheshire's Population Lines.
(Source: Google Maps Mania)