The following was written by Sharon Bogan for Public Health Insider, and adapted from blog post originally featured on Communities Count:
For the first time, extensive interactive data on health and well-being in King County communities is available on Public Health’s Community Health Indicators website. The site makes it easier to visually explore public health data and drill down by geography and other demographics.
From what’s the best predictor of a woman getting prenatal care to what’s happening with trends in binge drinking, these new visualizations make it easier to explore data on health and well-being in King County.
SOME DATA TO EXPLORE
- Where in King County do more than 40% of households have guns? The cities/neighborhoods tab of the firearms stored in home maps the data to 48 sub-county geographies.
- What proportion of King County residents have unmet health care needs due to cost?
- What predicts a woman getting early and adequate prenatal care during pregnancy?
- Since legalization in 2012, how has marijuana use changed among King County adults and teens?
- How can you map tuberculosis incidence for people who don’t have an address? The Notes and sources tab answers this question
HOW TO USE THE SITE
- Click on a topic area, or use the search box or scroll to browse a list of indicators on the homepage.
- Select an indicator. At the top, multiple tabs will bring you to charts, maps and other information.
- Once a visualization opens, hover over the maps or colored bars to bring up a floating box with detailed information such as the name of the geographic region.
Interested in more information about how to explore the data? This interactive tutorial will walk you through the available functions.
Questions or comments about the data site, please contact email@example.com