Maps of Heart Disease and Stroke

How to Make a Map Displaying Heart Disease or Stroke Data

Step 1

First, launch the Atlas map from the Interactive Atlas Home page.

Then, select the Map Area. Maps can be viewed in three ways, depending on your geographic area of interest:

  • A map of the entire United States with state-level data (US Map—State Level).
  • A map of the entire United States with county-level data (US Map—County Level).
  • A map of a single state with county-level data.
Select Map Area

Step 2

Choose your topic of interest and expand that section in the left navigation bar. In this case our topic of interest is the first option, Heart Disease and Stroke Data. Select it.

Note: Heart Disease and Stroke Data can be displayed at the state or county level.

Step 3

Select the heart disease or stroke outcome of interest. There are two selections:

  • First, select the type of heart disease or stroke. We will use heart failure for this example.
  • Next, select the outcome of interest. We will use hospitalizations for this example.
Select Data Filter Options

Step 4

Select the sociodemographic and methodological filters.

  • Maps can be displayed by race/ethnicity, gender, age range, and/or time period. These options vary depending on the heart disease and stroke data and outcome type that is selected. In addition, you can display data that are spatially smoothed, allowing rates to be shown for counties with small populations (see the Help Section on Spatial Smoothing for more information).

Step 5

Click “Apply Filters” in the bottom right corner of the filters box to display the map.

Recommended Citation for Maps

This map was created using the Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke, a website developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. http://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas.