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Burden Assessments

The data provided here identify the extent to which each state contributes to the national public health burden. In many cases, a small number of states account for a large proportion of the burden (this is commonly known as the Pareto principle or the 80-20 rule). The data also serve as a model for analyses that could be conducted by states at the county level. These types of analyses can be helpful in understanding the entire picture of disease burden as well as aiding in targeting efforts most effectively.

For the Winnable Battle risk factors and health indicators shown in these graphs, the analyses demonstrate that a large percentage of the public health burden or risk factors occur in key states, especially the more populous states. For comparative analysis, state-based rate graphs also are included in the downloadable files.

Each graph in the PowerPoint slides displays:

  • A bar graph that shows either the total number of cases or rates in each state, and
  • A line graph that charts the cumulative percent of the burden by state.

Graphs and State Rates by Winnable Battle Area:

While the files provided here are in the public domain and no copyright restrictions apply, we do ask that users preserve the slides/tables in their current format and cite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the source.

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