Maps and Atlases: Public Health Maps
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- Atlas of Cancer
Mortality in the United States, 1950-94 (US National
Cancer Institute) 1999 (print copy available in Docs HE 20.3152:M84/4) shows
geographic patterns and time trends of cancer death rates for the time period
1950-1994 for more than 40 cancers. Web site allows you to create custom maps
that use the following parameters: geographic area (state, county, state economic
area), white/black, male, female, age, time period and cancer.
of Heart Disease and Stroke (World Health Organization)
2004. Global maps, charts, text and statistical tables present information
on heart disease and stroke risk factors, incidence, and mortality.
of Stroke Mortality (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and
Health Promotion) 2003 Contains national and state maps that show local disparities
in stroke death rates by gender and by the five largest racial and ethnic
groups in the United States (i.e., American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asians
and Pacific Islanders, blacks, Hispanics, and whites). Includes both an interactive
mapper and pdf images of the print atlas.
of United States Mortality (Pickle, Mungiole, Jones and White)1996 (print
copy available in Docs HE 20.6202:AT 6 and cd-rom in Docs HE 20.6209/12:1
cd-rom case) Uses choropleth maps to show the 18 leading causes of death by
race and sex in 805 Health Service Areas that correspond to counties or groups
- Global Atlas of Infectious
Diseases (World Health Organization) Includes three sections: 1) Data
Query that allows users to browse, view, query, search the contents
of the WHOs Communicable Disease global database and output data in
reports, charts and maps; 2) Interactive Mapping that provides
a user-friendly mapping interface that allows users to select geographic areas
of interest (global, national, district and community level) and create maps
of diseases, the location of health facilities, schools, roads, geographic
features; and 3) Maps and Resources that provides access to
static maps and related documents, publications and statistics on infectious
diseases. Currently the atlas contains over 300 indicators on over 20 infectious
diseases such as AIDS and malaria.
Disease Atlases (National Center for Chronic Disease
Prevention and Health Promotion) Over 200 national and state maps highlight
geographic, racial, and ethnic inequalities in women's and men's heart disease
death rates for the five major racial and ethnic groups. Includes an interactive
mapper and pdf images of Women and Heart Disease: An Atlas of Racial and
Ethnic Disparities in Mortality and Men and Heart Disease: An Atlas
of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mortality.
the world: the Atlas of Children's Health and the Environment (Gordon,
Mackay and Rehfuess) 2004. Maps and graphics demonstrate the health and environmental
threats that children face worldwide, and underscore the impact of poverty
on children's health. Produced by the World Health Organization.
(National Center for Injury Prevention and Control) Interactive
mapper provides access to the geographic distribution of injury-related mortality
rates in the the United States. Create county-level and state-level maps of
age-adjusted mortality rates for the entire United States and for individual
- Interactive Atlas
of Reproductive Health (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention
and Health Promotion. Division of Reproductive Health) Interactive mapper
will generate choropleth maps on a US or individual state basis related to
reproductive health issues such as infant mortality, fertility and low birth
weight . One can generate comparisons across time, geography, and population
groups using statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics database.
- Poverty Mapping (FAO, UNEP and the CGIAR)
Collection of world and regional poverty maps grouped into the following themes--
demographic indicators; economy and markets; education; energy; food security;
health; poverty indicators; urban areas; and water and sanitation. These poverty
maps are spatial representations of poverty assessments. The assessment information
comes from a variety of sources, e.g., indicators of income poverty (such
as GDP per capita or daily subsistence levels), or of well-being (such as
life expectancy, child mortality, or literacy) Various indicators may be combined
to give an index of poverty or human development (such as the Human Development
Index, a composite of life expectancy, literacy and income).
- UC Atlas of Global Inequality
(University of California, Santa Cruz. Center for Global, International and
Regional Studies) Contains data and graphics for individual countries and
maps on a global scale that focus on globalization inequality from 1960 to
2000. Data and maps cover demographic, economic and health issues related
in global inequality.
Latest Entry: November 22, 2004
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