A mammogram is a screening tool used to screen for breast cancer. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and is one of the three most common cancers that causes death among women . For these reasons it is important for women who meet the breast cancer screening guidelines to undergo screening to detect any abnormalities or cancer early to quickly begin treatment. Check out this map that shows the percent of women who received mammogram screening in 2013 by county. From the map we can see some counties are shaded darker than others, indicating a higher percentage of women in these counties received mammogram screenings, such as counties within New York, Maine, and Road Island. In contrast, we can see some counties within states such as, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Oklahoma are shaded yellow/light orange indicating a low percent of women received mammograms.
This interesting webpage displays toxic locations or superfund sites throughout the US based on the year it was discovered, the type of waste, the site’s hazardous ranking score, population size near the site, and race around the location. Brooke Singer and team wanted to show the areas of these superfund sites and provide a map that the community could interact with. Check the site out at www.toxicsites.us
Below is a full view of the US in 2015 and under is zoomed in on New Jersey in the New Brunswick area. Thanks www.toxicsites.us for the interesting map!
PM, or particulate matter, are tiny solid or liquid particles found in the atmosphere. Particulate matter is considered the most dangerous form of air pollution as the tiny particles can easily be absorbed by the lungs into the blood stream causing many health issues. The International Agency for Research on Cancer and the World Health Organization both consider particulates to be a Group 1 Carcinogen. PM 2.5 are particulates with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers. PM 2.5 particulates are especially dangerous as their small size allows them to penetrate the lungs more easily. We have taken data from the EPA and created a map that shows the mean PM 2.5 levels across the United States. Check out how clean the air is in your city or state below, and keep checking our site for more maps and data on air and water pollution!
This map put out by the CDC, shows the most distinctive causes of death in the United States. This map is colored coded to be easier to read and as you can see the key below the map shows what the cause of death is. There are interesting limitations to keep in mind while looking at the map. On the CDC site they explain “A limitation of this map is that it depicts only 1 distinctive cause of death for each state. All of these were significantly higher than the national rate, but there were many others also significantly higher than the national rate that were not mapped. The map is also predisposed to showing rare causes of death — for 22 of the states, the total number of deaths mapped was under 100. Using broader cause-of-death categories or requiring a higher threshold for the number of deaths would result in a different map. These limitations are characteristic of maps generally and are why these maps are best regarded as snapshots and not comprehensive statistical summaries” (cdc.gov). To take a closer look at the map and read the background of the project go to cdc.gov.
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On m3.mappler.net/cdcmap/ you will find information from the CDC showing a layered map of six featured categories; Demographic and Socio-Economic based on census, Demographic and Socio-Economic based on county, Mortality Rates per 100,000 people, Disease Prevalence Rates, Environmental Data, and Borders.
– Demographic and Socio-Economic (data from the census) including:
proportion of mobile housing
proportion of institutionalized population
per capita income
proportion of single parent housholds
proportion of housing structures with 10 or more units
proportion of housing with no vehicle available
proportion of population that is umemployes
proportion of population under 18
proportion of population that speaks English poorly
proportion of housing with more people than rooms
proportion of population in poverty
proportion of population over 65
proportions of non-white population
* US counties also have the same subcategories.
– Mortality Rates per 100,000 people
liver disease mortality rates
colon cancer mortality rates
transportation accident mortality rates
diabetes mellitus mortality rates
ischaemic heart disease mortality rates
stroke mortality rates
lung cancer mortality rates
alzheimers disease mortality rates
cerebrovascular disease mortality rates
hypertension mortality rates
heart disease mortality rates
pancreatic cancer mortality rates
breast cancer mortality rates
self harm mortality rates
flu and pneumonia mortality rates
For further information, more layering, and to see the maps on Disease Prevalence Rates, Environmental Data, and Borders, visit the site !
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Wunderground.com provides site visitors with a color coded map showing the UV Index that day and the previous few days before. UV Index measures the strength of radiation from the sun, and without proper awareness and protection, these rays can be extremely harmful. I am writing this post from New Jersey, and even though the map shows the Index to be low to moderate today, I think it is still important to be mindful of sun rays in any weather. Of course summertime will show a higher radiation level, but it is better to always be safe then sorry later on in life !
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