Health and Health Determinant Metrics for Cities: A Comparison of County and City-Level Data
RESEARCH BRIEF — Volume 17 — November 5, 2020
Four dot plots depict metric-level differences in city and county estimates for 447 large US cities that are completely contained by their surrounding counties. At top, left to right, the first scatterplot, A, depicts cardiovascular disease mortality, age-adjusted rate per 100,000 population. B is the next dot plot, depicting, life expectancy at birth. C is the third, depicting the percentage of children living in poverty, and D is the fourth that shows the percentage of the non-Hispanic Black population. city–county differences vary greatly, within and across metrics.
The dot plots display metric-level differences in city and county estimates for 447 large US cities that are completely contained by their surrounding counties. Data for some city–county pairs are missing on the y axis and were excluded from analysis. City–county differences vary greatly, both within and across metrics. A, Cardiovascular disease mortality; B, Life expectancy at birth; C, Child poverty; D, Non-Hispanic Black population.
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