Average Fine Particulate Matter (PM 2.5) (µg/m³) By County (2011)


Check out this map that shows the average fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) (µg/m³) by county for the year 2011. From the map we can see clusters with a higher average indicated by the darker shading. For instance, we can see a cluster consisting counties within for Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and Wyoming. It is also apparent there are higher concentrations in many Southern, Midwestern and Northeastern states compared to western states. States such as, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky predominantly have a higher average.

By Julia Watson


NHSC and NCQA Certified PCMH Sites In Tennessee


Check out this map that shows the number of National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites in Tennessee as of 10/6/17 and the number of National Committee for Quality Assurance certified Patient Center Medical Home (PCMH) sites in Tennessee as of 1/23/18.

For more information on the Patient Centered Medical Home click here.

By Julia Watson

Rate of Chromosomal Birth Defect Cases By County Per 10,000 Live Births in Tennessee (2008 – 2012)


In recognition of National Birth Defects Prevention month check out this map of Tennessee which shows the rate of chromosomal birth defects by county per 10,000 live births by county for the state of Tennessee for the years 2008 to 2012. From the map we can see counties such as, Williamson, Johnson, Scott and Giles had a higher rate of chromosomal birth defects, ranging from 27.01 to 36.00 per 10,00 live births. Given a mothers age is a significant risk factor for certain types of chromosomal birth defects with older mothers having a higher risk it would be interesting to compare the age demographics of these counties.

By Julia Watson

Cervical Cancer Mortality Rate By County ( 2012 – 2016)


Check out this map that shows the mortality rate per 100,000 population for cervical cancer by county for the years 2012 to 2016. From the map we can see that the lighter shaded areas had a decrease in mortality while the darker shaded areas had an increase in mortality. Although cervical cancer is not the leading cause of cancer death among women [1] it is still of concern. To learn more about cervical cancer and  what The American Cancer Society recommends click here.

By Julia Watson 



The AIDSvu map shown below allows users to see the population of individuals diagnosed with HIV in addition to social determinants of health, poverty, median household income as well as education. Users have the ability to view each state, city, or zip code to obtain the numbers for that area. Take a look here. For additional information on HIV/Aids visit www.AIDSvu.org


By Domonique Early

Unemployment Rates of 2016


The map above displays the unemployment rates reported by the US Dept. of Labor by county in 2016. We continue to see a fluctuation in the numbers reported. Majority of the states fall in between the 1.70 – 8.00% range in each county with the exception of a few states reporting 6.01-23.50% unemployment in select counties.

By Domonique Early