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Where does Burma stand in ASEAN? – education and health edition

More infographics from ASEAN DNA. This time, a look at education, health and social matters. Burma’s position in a lot of these metrics shouldn’t come as a surprise… It lags behind its neighbors in terms of health care infrastructure and education. And in other instances, the data used to draw up these infographics is questionable (e.g., average IQ rankings).

Human Development Index

Source: UNDP Human Development Report 2011 (link)

Happy Planet Intex
Source: Happy Planet Index (link)

Education

Education public expenditure as % of GDP

Source: UNDP Human Development Report 2011 (link)

Literacy rate 2007/10, English proficiency rate

Source: ASEAN Community in Figures (ACIF) 2011 (link)

Health Care access

No. of Nurses Per 1,000 People

Source: World Health Statistics 2012 (link)

Proportion of Doctors per 10,000 People

Source: World Health Statistics 2012 (link)

Remarks: Interesting to see that Burma is middling in terms of physician density. Perhaps the result of less restrictive admissions to medical schools and the opening of several new medical school campuses?

Dentist 2010

Source: World Health Statistics 2012 (link)

Public health concerns

Proportion of Smokers

Source: ASEAN Tobacco Control Report 2012 (link)

Remarks: 1 in 4 Burmese are smokers..

Source: WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol (link)

Remarks: Burma’s alcohol consumption is in parity with the majority Muslim countries of ASEAN.

Beer and Spirit Consumption

Source: WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol (link)

Remarks: Burma’s alcohol consumption is in parity with the majority Muslim countries of ASEAN.

Anthropometry

Source: AverageHeight.com (cached link)

Remarks: Once again, another questionable source.

Average IQ

Source: Intelligence and the Wealth and Poverty of Nations (link)

Remarks: I would take this with a several grains of salt. The author, Richard Lynn, is a very controversial figure in the psychology field, widely known for his eugenics views. Subsequent studies have found him falsifying data and using partial methodology.

Average Male Penis Length

s Source: Target Maps (link); (link)

Remarks: Quite honestly a questionable source and data gathering methodologies, especially if self-reporting is involved in matters related to the male endowment.

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