Skagit County Trends Newsletter

INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH METRICS AND EVALUATION - U.S. HEALTH MAP

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The U.S. Health Map, a tool offered by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, allows users to view and compare health data information for every county in the nation at the same time, or to look at all the counties within any particular state, or any individual county.

Each county has a particular shade of color representing a certain proportion of the population as offered in the legend

for each graph. When the animation is started and continues from one year to the next, the user can literally see the U.S. map change color as health trends have changed over the years.

Included in the Healthdata.org map are: 29 different cancers, 21 causes of death, life expectancy, smoking, obesity, physical activity, alcohol consumption, hypertension, and diabetes. Additionally, gender-specific information, risk factors, and mortality risk are also offered.