Chart with 62 countries

Started by Nìmwey, November 28, 2011, 02:53:37 PM

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I posted this at Blue Moon, and thought you might like to see it to. ;)

Since tuesday last week, I've been working several hours a day with this chart.
After I listed a bunch of maps in the location research group (at Blue Moon), I felt I wanted to do something with them. It ended up being 62 countries/locations and 27 topics, making it 1674 pieces of information to gather.

This may fit just as well (or better) in the research group as the forum, but I want to put it here.

The chart.

Now then. The explanations.

This is pretty obvious... just the country/location name. (I say /location because not all of them are true countries. ;))
But just to piss you off/annoy you, I wrote the true name of the country, not necessarily the english name. :D

Climate zone
Does it need an explanation?

Seismic 0-3
This is for seismic activity, with a scale of four - 0, 1, 2, and 3.
This was a very hard one, and I had to make it very "approximately" from the maps that I found. So beware of some, possible, mistakes.

Pop. dens
Population density, the number of people per square kilometer.

Life exp
Life expectancy, male/female.

Child mort
Child/infant mortality rate. The number of children (per 1000) that die before they reach the age of five.

Adult mort
As the above, except this if for individuals (per 1000) who die between the age of 15 and 60. This was a very hard one to find info about. Only real countries have these last three points listed at WHO, and while I could find lists about life expectancy and child mortality rates on other places (for the locations that aren't true countries), I couldn't find more about this. But anyway, here it is also male/female.

Global peace index on a scale of 0 to 6. As in the following "topics", "0" doesn't necessarily mean "none", "nonexistent" or so, it may just mean "low" or "very low".
The high numbers always mean positive in whatever topic it is. Positive in a mathematic sense, then. ;)
So high numbers here obviously mean high peace.

Corruption perceptions index. Here, high numbers obviously mean something bad instead. (But that's why I have the colors.)
I really tried my best with this one, but as with most topics, the Caribbean countries are a little "fuzzy", since they are almost always a blank spot on the map, so it's very hard to find solid info about them.
In general, if one cell has a certain color, but lacks the number of the other cells with the same color, it means "unsure, but probable".

Pretty obvious. The level of democracy in different countries. This is the only one, I think, where I didn't use any numbers at all. So what I just said about "unsure" is not true for this one. ;)

Econo free
Economic freedom. Again, this is one where I tried my best, but I was unable to find info on all locations.

Homo laws
Homosexuality laws. The ones with a "bluer" color and white text are the ones where it's legal. "SSM" means "Same sex marriage". "SSU" means "Same sex unions". "NSSM" means "No same sex marriage", but it's legal. "LP" means it's illegal, and you get a large penalty. "LiP" means "Life in prison". :o
There are still countries where you get the death penalty for being gay, but they are not on this list at all anyway.

Inter cens
Internet censorship. The lower the number, the better. Black is worst, blue is best.

This was a hard one, since (as usual) the maps often say different things, so I had to google several countries "manually" to find out the truth.
I didn't put any numbers or (as in the homo laws-one) abbreviations here, only on the ones with "Legal on request", with the number of weeks it's legal, if known. (The other blue ones are still "legal on request", but I don't know the number of weeks.)
Red is for illegal with no exceptions.
"Pink" is for legal in the case of maternal life, and in some countries mental and/or physical health.
Orange is for legal in the case of rape, maternal life, and in some countries physical and/or mental health.
Green is for legal in the case of rape, maternal life, health, mental health, and/or fetal defects.
Cyan is for legal in the case of rape, maternal life, health, mental health, fetal defects, and/or socioeconomic factors.
Blue is for legal on request up until a certain time limit.
Black is "varies by region". Mexico is the only black one, but it has a region where it is fully legal, which is why it sais "LoR".

This is a pretty obvious one. If you wonder why the language one is here and not earlier, closer to the population density and all that, it is because of how I arranged the maps in the research group post, and I let it stay that way.
Again, I wrote the true name of the language, just to annoy you. 8)

This is for Chagas disease. It was another one of those very hard ones, which is why there are numbers in some places, but no numbers in places where it is more "fuzzy".

Pretty obvious.

Dengue fever. I think you know how the chart works by now.

Hepatitis A. Like the rest.

Hepatitis B.

Hepatitis C.

Hepatitis E. I looked at D yesterday, but didn't include it since it doesn't seem to be a real threat in any of the countries listed, and there was so very little info about it.
As usual, the Caribbean countries are "fuzzy", but in fact, many diseases common on the continents are low or even nonexistent in the Caribbean.

Obvious. HIV/AIDS.

Leishmania or Leishmaniasis.

Malaria, of course.


Typhoid fever.

Yellow fever.

Apologies for using different colors in almost every column, but that's because I often took the colors from one of the maps I used as reference. (I always looked at several for reference, when possible, and used the colors from one of them.)

If you wonder how I chose the countries, it was some (quite a lot? :P) of personal wishes in there, which is why I didn't include Canada for example, and the very non-bird friendly countries Australia and New Zealand, who have banned all importation of birds.
I have researched most of Central/South America since June, but this still taught me a lot (especially geography in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia, which I knew very little about before), and will no doubt help you too.


Wow! Irayo ma Nìmwey!

Your chart gives a lot of precise data for each place. This is an absolutely essential database. Really great work! :)

It would be even greater if you could list the sources of the information that is in the chart, in the interest of being able to know where the figures come from (this would show to anyone looking at it that it can be reliable).

I can link to some complementary information for corruption in the public sector of states around the world. Transparency International has done a very comprehensive mini-website for each year's perception. I hope this can be useful, although it is only about corruption :


Oh, good Eywa... all the sources. :P I'll try to list as many as I can tomorrow.


Quote from: Nìmwey on November 28, 2011, 06:44:32 PM
Oh, good Eywa... all the sources. :P I'll try to list as many as I can tomorrow.

Please rest, I do not want to hurt your motivation. You do a great work.  ;)


Sheesh, I've forgotten all about this. :P

But here are some of the sources (not all of them). Then there may be some pictures I actually didn't use, it's hard to remember now, but I tried to the best of my abilities to write (in the chart) what most maps said, or an intermediate.


Seismic activity

Global peace index

Corruption perceptions index

Democracy index

Economic freedom index

Homosexuality laws

Internet censorship

Abortion laws

Chagas disease


Dengue fever

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis E





Typhoid fever

Yellow fever

Lifespan, child mortality rates and adult mortality rates

Population density and language

Every location's specific page on Wikipedia.


These are a lot of sources. They seem reliable. This is really great, thank you.  ;)