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Data Stories: Demographics, Height, and Health

These graphics allow you to see how some statistics differ across population groups, how much taller people have become over time, and how behavior and health are statistically related.


Exploring Demographic Details


You can click through the different options on this interactive visualization to see how broad population groups in the U.S. compare on a handful of metrics. The changing percentages are animated, which can draw your attention to trends.


Growing Over Time

Height over time

Average height has increased in many countries around the world with changes in healthcare and nutrition. Business Insider demonstrates this trend with a simple but effective gif.


An Unhealthy Relationship

Health Trends

Do unhealthy behaviors directly correlate to poor health outcomes? It’s not a one-to-one relationship, according to data from the 500 Cities project.


About the Author

Lindsay Stares is a production editor at TDWI. You can contact her here.

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