World Map of Oral Cancer

The following map is from the World Dental Federation. This map shows the incidence rate per 100,000 people of oral and lip cancer in individuals who are 15 years of age and older. Based on this map, the U.S. appears to have an oral cancer incidence rate of 5.0 – 6.9 per 100,000 people. This incidence rate is higher than other countries, which aren’t as developed or economically stable. Maps like this are important in understanding the differences in incidence and prevalence rates of many oral health-related issues.

For more information on the World Dental Federation and their maps on various oral health indicators, check out their website, here.

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Realigning of national boundaries


South Sudan was the result of more than a decade long civil strife in the Republic of Sudan. Now with more economic and civil unrest occurring remotely in different areas of the world, there is an anticipation of a looming realignment of  the national boundaries that would result in a new map looking like this according to an opinion piece in NY TIMES Published on 09/22/2012

The colored areas highlight the areas in which new boundaries are likely to occur due to the current and political atmosphere of these areas.

For more information visit the  interactive map 

For this piece there is country specific information for Belgium, Congo DRC, Mali, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, (Siberia-China-Russia) and Korea.

Source: NY TIMES OPINION by Jacob and Farag Khanna

Renice Obure, Research Intern, Vertices,