This is just one of the truly wonderful segments in the BBC series that is tackling the public's general lack of interest and skill with data. Swedish Professor of International Health, Hans Rosling, with the help of some wonderful techno-graphics, makes so much more than numeracy graspable and revelatory. Fun but deadly serious.
Unfortunately most of the BBC series is not available online in the US ( if someone does know of a link, please let us know). But one segment is on youtube.
I believe this is the kind of "story" we should be making fundamental to reaching our public and advancing health literacy.