Mapping Swiss Mortality

Earlier this year, a study in the Swiss Medical Weekly explored the spatial patterns of Swiss mortality rates between 2008 and 2012. The study looked at the most common causes of death and produced a number of maps. The Tages Anzeiger’s story on the study (in German) focused on only two of them—diabetes and liver disease—that produced the most dramatic regional variations: basically, people in German-speaking regions are more likely to die of diabetes, and people in French-speaking regions are more likely to die of liver disease. The newspaper’s interactive maps are nicer, too:

Maps of mortality due to diabetes (top) and liver disease (bottom) in Switzerland. Tages Anzeiger, 6 March 2016.
Maps of mortality due to diabetes (top) and liver disease (bottom) in Switzerland. Tages Anzeiger, 6 March 2016.

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Author: Jonathan Crowe

I blog about maps at The Map Room, review books for AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, and edit a fanzine called Ecdysis.