Map of the Day:Dentist Rate Per 100,000 in 2014

When was the last time that you went to the dentist? 6 months? 1 year? 10 years? For those states with low dentist rates that detail the percentage of total professional active dentists, it might be hard to go to the dentist if there are few in the area. Check out the map below to see which states have the highest and lowest dentist rates in 2014.

Check out this map and more at the National Community Mapping Website: http://communitymappingforhealthequity.org/dentist-rate-in-2014/

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Data Source: AHRF (HRSA/BHPr)

Map of the Day:Percentage of Change in Reported Cases of Acute Hepatitis B & C (2010-2014)

Today’s map of the day is on Acute Hepatitis B and C. The two maps below visually represent the percentage of change in reported cases of Acute Hepatitis B and C between 2010 and 2014. The light and dark blue states have had either a decrease or no change in the number of reported cases, while those in every other color have had an increase in reported cases.

What color is your state?

Check out these maps and more at the NCMI website: http://communitymappingforhealthequity.org/percentage-of-change-in-hepatitis-b-c/

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Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hot Spot Analysis of Breast Cancer Incidence Rates (2006-2010)

Does it surprise you to see that there are high breast cancer incidence rates in the North East? Today’s map of the day is a hot spot analysis of Breast Cancer Incidence Rates by county within the United States. How does your county compare to the rest?

Check out this map and more at the NCMI website: http://communitymappingforhealthequity.org/hot-spot-analysis-of-breast-cancer/

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Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hot Spot Analysis of Alcohol Abuse Mortality (2000-2009)

Alcohol abuse is when you drink too much on occasion, and while it is similar to alcoholism, it is not synonymous.  Alcohol abuse can lead to poor judgment, like driving while impaired. Today’s map of the day is a hot spot analysis of Alcohol Abuse Mortality rates within the United States. According to the map above, it seems that there are low rates in the east, but as you move further west, the rate of alcohol abuse mortality increases.

Check out this map and more at the NCMI website: http://communitymappingforhealthequity.org/alcohol-abuse-mortality/

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Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Diversity Probabilities: Theil Index Hot Spot Analysis (2000)

How diverse is America?

Today’s map of the day is the Diversity Probabilities of 2000 according to Theil Index Hot Spot Analysis. Areas in red are highly diverse, while those in blue are not as diverse. So, how does your state compare to the rest of the United States? Is it as diverse as you think?

Check out this map and more at the NCMI website: http://communitymappingforhealthequity.org/diversity-probabilities-theil-index-hot-spot-analysis-2000/

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Data Source: US Census Bureau

Medicare-Certified Dialysis Facilities (2016)

Today’s map of the day details the distribution of Medicare-Certified Dialysis Facilities of 2016. Compared to the Eastern region of the United States, it seems the presence of dialysis clinics in the mid-west is lower. Check out the map above, and try to think of a reason for why that may be.

Any ideas?

Check out this interactive map and more at the NCMI website at http://communitymappingforhealthequity.org/medicare-certified-dialysis-facilities/

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Data Source: Medicare.gov

Preventable Hospitalizations: Medicare Beneficiaries (Per 1000) 2009-2012

What is a preventable hospitalization? Preventable hospitalizations are medical problems that present to emergency care at a hospital that are preventable, i.e. can be treated outside of a hospital through prior care management. Some examples of preventable hospitalizations include asthma or hypertension. The map below details the number of preventable hospitalizations of Medicare Beneficiaries from 2009-2012. Check out today’s map of the day to see which state has the highest rate.

Check out the full capabilities of this interactive map on the NCMI website at http://communitymappingforhealthequity.org/category/map-of-the-day/

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Data Source: Health Indicators Warehouse