Thursday, July 12, 2012

Stroke info research tool

How does your county stack up in stroke statistics - how many and their outcomes, plus details of income, race, age and more, and how those factors might influence those numbers.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just launched an interactive atlas of heart disease and stroke:
CDC's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has created the Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke, a new online mapping tool that documents geographic disparities in the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) at state and county levels. Users can create county-level maps of nine different CVD outcomes, by sex, race/ethnicity, and age group, and can overlay maps with congressional boundaries and locations of health-care facilities. Users also can view maps showing county-level social determinants of health and health services, including poverty, education, and food acquisition determinants.

The Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke is available at

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