The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a new application available that maps heart disease and stroke mortality data. The data has been presented by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Using this interactive mapping application, users can create and display maps at the national, state, or county level. The information is broken out by geography, gender and ethnicity and the data represents heart disease and stroke mortality and hospitalization rates. One example is shown below: New Jersey stroke mortality rates for both genders and all races, ages 35+. To view the application, click here.
Source: CDC, http://www.cdc.gov/gis/
Christine Irven, VERTICES intern