Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention: Interactive Atlas

Maintained/created by: Centers for Disease Control
Website: http://nccd.cdc.gov/dhdspatlas/
Geographic unit of data: U.S. State, U.S. County, U.S. National

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Abstract:

Background

Users can view county level data maps of heart disease and stroke to assess environmental conditions and health services for that may influence said diseases. The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is created and maintained by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This application allows users to view county-level maps of heart disease and stroke, along with maps of social environmental conditions and health services for the entire United States or for a chosen state or territory. Congressional boundaries and health care facilities can be added with an overlay.

Data Notes

Users can search for their state or county by clicking on the map or users can view data on the national level by using the national map feature. Users are also able to create tables on the national, state, and county level of health indicators, determinants of health, and health services. Users can narrow their search by outcome, such as: all heart disease mortality and hospitalization, coronary heart disease mortality and hospitalization, acute myocardial infarction mortality and hospitalization, cardiac disrythmia mortality and hospitalization, heart failure mortality and hospitalization, hypertension mortality and hospitalization, ischemic stroke mortality and hospitalization, and hemorrhagic stroke mortality and hospitalization. Users can filter results by race/ethnicity, gender, year, and age. On the county level users are able to search by determinants of health including social environment, race/ethnicity, and physical environment. Specifically users are able to search education, income, poverty, age, and number of grocery stores, number of convenience stores, and number of fast food restaurants. Using the Hospital Services search feature, users can search by number of hospitals, specialists, and pharmacists. Users are also able to search percentage covered by insurance. Once a map is created, users can use the “Select” button to select a region and produce a customized table of data. Users are able to link to the map or table they created. Users are able to email, print or share (using social media devices) the tables they create. Years of data available vary depending on disease/outcome or exposure of interest. Most data is available from 2005- 2009. There is no indication of when the data will be updated.