A look into…Country Specific Population & Vaccine Coverage Data

This month, we at Black Swan Analysis are expanding our suite of country-specific Population and Vaccine Coverage data that is freely available to registered users through our free data section of the EpiomicTM database website.

We know that the demographics of populations across the globe can be just as important in understanding a disease as epidemiologic data itself. So along with our currently available Global Demographic Data, that provides an age and gender split for 220 countries across the globe, we are now complimenting this resource with some well-sourced population databases which convey Global Migration, Urban/Rural Population splits and Vaccine Coverage.

Global MigrationUrban/Rural PopulationVaccine Coverage

Our Vaccination Coverage data allows registered members of the EpiomicTM database to assess how administration and uptake of paediatric vaccinations has grown in most countries since 1990. Vaccinations included in our database are; BCG, Hepatitis B (all 3 doses), Hib (all 3 doses), DTP (all 3 doses), MCV, PAB, PCV (all 3 doses), Pol (all 3 doses), Yellow Fever and last dose of Rotavirus. With 195 countries registering the percentage of infants being vaccinated, this information can provide a useful snapshot into the current immunisation protocols in countries across the globe!

To better understand access to healthcare in a particular country, we now have a database that details the split of the general population residing in Urban and Rural areas for 179 countries including China, Mexico, Russia and various other emerging markets. As the urban-dwelling population in these countries increases, healthcare systems will be challenged to deliver the same level of service. A sample of countries with over 85% of their population living in urban areas in 2012 included; Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Denmark, Iceland, Belgium, France, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Qatar, Lebanon and Gabon. Of those countries mentioned, France and Japan have experienced the largest increase of urban dwellers from 2002-2012, based on total population.

To round off this new collection of population databases, we have included Global Migration numbers that estimate the number of people born in a country other than that in which they live. The data, which includes 177 countries, comes from population censuses and has been extended out to 2050 based on the 2012-2014 information. We hope you have a chance to take a look and find it useful!

For any queries, or if you’re interested in any particular disease/therapy area, please do not hesitate to contact us here at Black Swan.

Quick Fact

Did you know that ~18% of the world’s migrant population chose to migrate to North America in 2010? In the same year the three countries with the lowest proportion of migrants per 100,000 inhabitants were China, Indonesia and Vietnam.