Volume 11 — February 27, 2014
MULTIMEDIA: GIS SNAPSHOTS
Geographic Access to Diabetes Prevention Program Sites: New York State Department of Health
The figure is an interactive map of New York State, divided into counties, with locations of existing (n = 39) and potential (n = 715) Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) sites marked in each of the 62 counties. Counties are rendered in 3 different shades to indicate their prediabetes risk-factor score: lower risk (z-score, <0.13); at risk (z-score, 0.13–1.85); and highest risk (z-score, z≥1.85). Thirty-minute drive-time buffers are drawn around the 39 existing sites, showing that the population of several of the counties at highest risk are located outside the drive-time buffer. The map shows that the 39 existing DPP sites are located primarily in metropolitan areas and that every county has at least 1 potential DPP site. The map includes a scale of miles with 1 inch equivalent to 60 miles.
Map. This map displays existing and potential Diabetes Prevention Program sites in New York State, by county, 30-minute drive-time boundaries to existing sites, and prediabetes risk factor scores. Approximately 80.0% of New York’s population resides within a 30-minute drive time to a Diabetes Prevention Program site; however, most people living in 10 of the counties with the highest prediabetes risk-factor score live at a distance beyond a 30-minute drive to an existing site. Data sources: Source for prediabetes risk factor score: New York State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (1) and New York City Community Health Survey (2). Source for existing diabetes prevention program sites: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (3), New York State Department of Health (4), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (5). Source for potential program sites: Health Resources and Services Administration (6), New York Association for Independent Living (7,8), and New York State Office for the Aging (9).
The opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions.