Suicide Mortality Rates by County 2000-2009

Below is a map showing suicide mortality rates by county from 2000-2009 records. The blue shows the lowest rates, moving up to red with the highest. Those places that are shown in the white color represent insufficient data. The data was taken from CDC Wonder and put into a map by the Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence at Meharry Medical College.



CDC Respiratory Risk Data

We took CDC respiratory risk data from the Centers for Disease Control and mapped respiratory risk across the country at the county level. Red shows the highest risk areas with blue showing the lowest. Want to see how your county rates?  Check out our map below!Vertices gis mapping Respiratory Risk.png Flu Map posted a flu map of the United States to show flu-risk trends and predictions. You can either click on your state and county or enter your zip code to see how your area rates. The map is color coded with mild risk and predictions colored white, moving to moderate risk with a turquoise color, then leading to severe with pinks and then red as the most dangerous.

Screen shot 2015-03-30 at 11.51.34 AM“Our methodology takes into account current and historical CDC data, rising and falling interest in flu on social media and in online searches, and local and regional weather information. The flu map predicts flu severity county by county across the United States so you can plan ahead and take precautions to avoid the flu – both at home and in places where you plan to travel” (

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NY Times- Hardest Places to Live in the US

This very interesting map, put together by the New York Times, shows by county the hardest places to live based on six areas of evaluation. Each county is analyzed on education (who received a bachelors degree), unemployment rate, household income, disability rate, life expectancy and obesity. The results are colored coded with the dark teal color representing counties doing well, an off-white color representing the average, and orange showing the counties doing the worst. By moving your mouse across the map, you can easily find your area and see where your county stands.

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Info by Location

This site provided by the CDC gives you quick facts about the county you live in. By just entering your zip code or name of county, you can instantly see fast facts on your county’s population, asthma disease, air quality, smoking, and health insurance.

Screen shot 2014-11-24 at 9.23.48 AMWhen I visited the site I looked up Middlesex County, which is where I go to school. Some things I learned were that about 15.1% of people living in this county are without health insurance, 7.7% are living below the poverty line, and there are about 169, 694 people living here in Middlesex in my age group of 20-34.

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