Disability-adjusted Life Years in Three Countries
Each chart below shows a snapshot of human health in 2010 (both sexes, all ages): one each for the U.S., Kenya and Guatemala. The orange-red boxes indicate the prevalence of communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional disorders. Blue boxes show non-communicable diseases, everything from cancer, to mental illness, to heart disease. Green boxes display injury, including violence and self-harm. A deep, vivid color indicates that the condition was on the rise between 2005 and 2010. With just a cursory look, you can see that non-communicable diseases were a larger health issue in the U.S. in 2010; the reverse was true of Kenya. In Guatemala, the two were more evenly divided.