Suicide Mortality By State

Check out these Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maps of suicide mortality by State comparing years 2005, 2014 and 2015.


By Julia Watson


Age-Adjusted Intentional Self-Harm Mortality Rate By County 2015


In 2013 the United States had suicide rate of 12.6 per 100,000 which equated to one suicide every 13 minutes. Suicide affects all age groups and according to the CDC suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in 2013.  Check out this map that shows the age-adjusted intentional self-harm mortality rate by county for the year of 2015. From the map we can see counties darkly shaded have a suicide rate as high as 70 per 100,000 population. Suicide is preventable thus maps like this allow public health offices to see which communities need interventions to help decrease suicide risk.

By Julia Watson

Domestic Migration Patters of Highly-Educated Workers.

Research by two Iowa State University economists shows there are not enough high-skilled jobs in Iowa to keep qualified people from leaving the state. Researchers found Iowa was competitive in jobs requiring a high school degrees, but lacking in having skilled workers for jobs requiring a bachelors degree. Check out this interesting map which depicts the domestic migration patter of highly educated workers. For more information click here.

By Julia Watson

Percent Veterans Experiencing Homelessness By State


Check out this map that shows the percent of veterans that are homeless according to each state. From the map we can see that there are more states with higher percentages of veterans being homeless in the western part of the country as well as a Indiana, Kentucky, and South Carolina. The lower percentages of veteran homelessness were in the northeast region in addition to the state of Wisconsin.

By Julia Watson

Rate of Homelessness by State 2016


Check out this map that shows the rate of homelessness per 100,000 people for each state. From the map, we can see that there are much higher rates of homelessness in the western part of the country, northeast region, Florida, Alaska and Hawaii. Most of the lower rates of homelessness were in the Midwest and Southeast regions. Texas also had a low rate of homelessness in comparison to the rest of the country.

By Michael Paul 

Rates of Early Syphilis Varies By State

Interesting data by the CDC regarding morbidity and mortality of syphilis among homosexual males and bisexuals. For more information click here.

syphillis rates

By Julia Watson

9/11 Dust Resulted in Higher Levels of Cholesterol

Artifacts From September 11 Permeate Fabric Of New York CityResearchers from the New  York University School of Medicine, New York State Department of Health and other public institutions analyzed the effects of various chemical contaminants and carcinogens which entered homes via dust clouds post the 9/11 tack. What was discovered was interesting. Researchers discovered participants who were exposed to the contaminants had higher levels of triglycerides, total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein, also known as the “bad” cholesterol. So even post the 9/11 attacks we are still see its negative health effects. For more information click here.

By Julia Watson