Some alternative graphs

2016 April 27
by Daniel Lakeland

A friend linked on Facebook to graphs from showing breast and prostate cancer death rates in the US. I immediately checked those against SEER at and also didn’t like the y axes used by so here are my own graphs based on SEER data:

BreastAndProstateIt’s nice to see it go down, but it’s better to see the data presented well and based on the most authoritative source with a y axis that makes it clear what the magnitude of the change really is. Also, CDC gets death certificates directly, WHO has to do more modeling to get their data.


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