Age-Adjusted Breast Cancer Mortality Among White Women By County ( 2013-2015)

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Check out this map that shows the age-adjusted  mortality rate of breast cancer among non Hispanic white women by county for the years 2013 to 2015 per 100,000 population.

By Julia Watson

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Percent Of Breast Cancer Medicare Beneficiaries By County (2013)

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Interesting map that shows the percentage of breast cancer medicare beneficiaries by county for the year 2013. From the map we can see some states have a large portion of counties with a high percentage of medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries who have breast cancer, such as Florida and some states along the east cost indicated by the darker shading. In contrast, we can see many western states  have counties shaded yellow/yellow orange indicating a low percentage of medicare beneficiaries with breast cancer.

By Julia Watson

Age-Adjusted Female Breast Cancer Incidence Rate by State 2014

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Today’s map shows the age-adjusted female breast cancer incidence rate by state for the year 2014 per 100,000 people. From the map we can see that there are higher rates of incidence in the northeast region as well as the state of Washington. The lower incidence rates were in the southwestern region of the country, Nevada and Arkansas.

By Michael Paul 

Percent of People With HIV Living In Poverty By County 2014 ( Ages 13 and Older)

AIDVU_%PovertyCheck out this map that shows the percent of people living with HIV who are living in poverty by county for the year of 2014. From the map we can see that a large portion of counties in the southern and western states have a higher percentage of people with HIV living in poverty, indicated by the dark shading. We can also see that Alaska has counties shaded dark, such as Yukon-Koyukuk Census area, indicating the percentage of those living in poverty range from 22.61 to 47.40.

By Julia Watson

 

H-2A Employer Certifications, 2015 Map

Check out this interactive map by the NATIONAL CENTER FOR FARMWORKER HEALTH  which maps out the H-2A employer certificates for 2015. From this data you can indicated the number of farm workers and see where they predominantly work.

Agriculture has few safety regulations which is problematic for farm workers. According to the federal standards children 10 years of age can be employed as a farm worker with parental consent and children 14 years of age without parental consent or a work permit. For these reasons farm workers face various health issues including occupational injuries from chemical exposures and musculoskeletal disorders, chronic conditions (diabetes and heart disease), infectious disease (tuberculosis and sexual transmitted infections), mental health and child developmental issue.

Maps like this allow for public health workers to identify highly concentrated areas and possible provide resources, such as health services, to such vulnerable communities.

2015 H-2A Employer Certifications from NCFH_org

By Julia Watson

Percent of Females Who Received Mammogram Screening By County 2013

MOTD8_9_17_%mammogramsA 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 [1]. 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.

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By Julia Watson

Years of Potential Life Lost Rate (2011 to 2013)

Check out this map that shows the years of potential life lost rate from years 2011 to 2013. The years of potential life lost rate, also known as premature mortality rate, measures the frequency in which people are dying. From the map we can see a pronounced cluster of states darkly shaded (Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia) indicating a large proportion of counties within these states had a high rate of premature deaths. In other words people who lived within these counties were dying at an early age. In contrast we can see counties within states such as, Maine, Road Island, Vermont are lightly shaded yellow/orange, indicating people who lived within these counties were dying at an older age.

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By Julia Watson