MONEY CAN'T BUY LONGEVITY
Americans spend more, per capita, on healthcare, but have higher mortality rates from chronic illness (i.e. non-communicable, often preventable disease like diabetes) and injury. The U.S. also has the highest infant mortality rate among the wealthiest 17 nations analyzed by The Economist.
NOTHING GOOD HAPPENS AFTER MIDNIGHT
John Nelson analyzed traffic fatalities by day of week, time of day, and contributing factor. Perhaps unsurprisingly, mother is right when she says "nothing good happens after midnight." Fatal traffic accidents involving alcohol are highest in the early morning hours on Saturday and Sunday.
(Thanks to FlowingData for the link.)
BEST CHART OF THE WEEK
A new, interactive tool from the UK Office for National Statistics shows the population age structure in England and Wales for every census from 1901 to the present.
|Source: Office for National Statistics|